“Sickening To See Violence Against Muslims Celebrated”: Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi, an Indian American supermodel and author, said on Wednesday that there is no threat to Hinduism in India or anywhere else, and that people of all faiths should be able to live peacefully in “this ancient, vast land.”
In a series of tweets, the 51-year-old said there is “widespread anti-Muslim” rhetoric in the country and hoped Hindus wouldn’t fall prey to “fear-mongering” and “propaganda.”
Lakshmi said “true spirituality” has no place for hatred, citing news articles from international publications such as The Guardian and The Los Angeles Times on the Jahangirpuri clash between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in Delhi and the violence in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh, during Ram Navami celebrations earlier this month.
“It’s sickening to see India celebrate violence against Muslims. People are poisoned by anti-Muslim rhetoric, which preys on fear. This propaganda is dangerous and nefarious because it is much easier to participate in oppression when you consider someone less than “she penned.
The “Top Chef” judge from New York believes that people of all faiths should coexist peacefully.
“Hindus, don’t be fooled by this fear mongering. In India or anywhere else, Hinduism is not in jeopardy. True spirituality forbids the propagation of any kind of hatred. People of all faiths should be able to peacefully coexist in this ancient, vast land “She sent a tweet out.
On April 16, violence erupted in Jahangirpuri, injuring eight police officers and a local resident. Nearly a week later, Hindu and Muslim residents of the area organised a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to send a message of peace and harmony.
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