Hinduphobia is very real, I've experienced in each of my campaigns: Tulsi Gabbard

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Mar 06, 2020, 11:08 AM(IST)

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“Sadly, our political leaders and media not only tolerate Hinduphobia but foment it,” Tulsi Gabbard said.

Tulsi Gabbard, United States Representative from Hawaii on Thursday said that she has been accused of fascism and have experienced 'Hinduphobia' directly in each of my campaigns for Congress and this presidential race.

"Unfortunately, Hinduphobia is very real. I've experienced it directly in each of my campaigns for Congress & in this presidential race. Here's just one example of what Hindus face every day in our country. Sadly, our political leaders & media not only tolerate it, but foment it," Gabbard tweeted.

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Tulsi also retweeted a Facebook post of a person about a confrontation with an Uber driver accusing Hindus of murdering Muslims in recent Delhi communal riots.

Hinduphobia or anti-Hindu sentiment is a negative perception, sentiment or actions against the people of Hindu religion.

The riots which rattled New Delhi for over three days killing over 50 people started on February 24 as a clash between groups supporting and opposing the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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