Saying there is no threat to Hinduism in India or anywhere else, Indian-American model and author Padma Lakshmi said on Wednesday that people of all faiths should be able to live in peace in “this ancient and vast land”. .
The 51-year-old, who posted a series of tweets, said there was “widespread anti-Muslim” rhetoric in the country and hoped Hindus would not succumb to “this campaign of fear” and this “propaganda”. Marking news articles from international publications like The Guardian and Los Angeles Times on Delhi’s Jahangirpuri clash between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession and the violence in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone town during Ram Navami celebrations more earlier this month, Lakshmi said “true spirituality” has no place for hate.
”Sickening to see violence against Muslims celebrated in India. The widespread anti-Muslim rhetoric feeds on fear and poisons people. This propaganda is dangerous and infamous because when you consider someone less than it is much easier to participate in their oppression,” she wrote.
The New York-based ‘Top Chef’ star said all faiths should live together in peace.
“Dear Hindus, do not succumb to this campaign of fear. There is no threat to Hinduism in India or anywhere else. True spirituality includes no room for sowing hatred of any kind. People of all faiths should be able to live together in peace in this vast and ancient country,’ she tweeted.
The Jahangirpuri violence, which erupted on April 16, injured eight police officers and a local resident. Nearly a week later, a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ was taken out by Hindu and Muslim residents of the area to convey a message of peace and harmony.
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