Amid the series of recent hate crimes in the US, NRI parents of Non-Resident Indians (NRI) in the US are panicking over a fear of racial attacks. They think it is a sign of growing resentment against the Indian community in the US.
People of Indian-origin in the US as well seem unconvinced with President Donald Trump’s persistent negligence. However, the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) along with the Telangana NRI Parents Association will organise a candlelight protest on March 9 against the ‘racist’ policies of Trump.
The two associations have also exhorted people to protect and save the NRI community in America. Organised in the wake of the killing of Indian-American engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas, US, the protest march will be held at KBR Park in Hyderabad.
On Tuesday, Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi had called for immediate action to stop rising hate crimes in the US against people of Indian origin.
“I call upon my colleagues in Congress, those in the executive branch, and all Americans, to follow the example of those who have already lived the best values of our nation by working to prevent future acts of hate and to resist the culture which has led to them,” he said.
USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri had also strongly condemned the attacks on Indian-Americans. He said, “USINPAC urges the government to take firm steps to mitigate the negative atmosphere of fear and uncertainty prevailing among racial and ethnic minorities in the country. We are urging the Department of Justice to take concrete steps and to address the community on the issue.”