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Indian Government’s statement on hate crimes in US soon

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The alleged hate crimes against Indians in the US were being viewed seriously by India and the government will make a statement on the matter in Parliament next week, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Responding to the issue of recent hate crime incidents in the US, leading to the death of two Indians, Singh said India has already taken serious note of it and assured the House that the government would take steps to ensure that Indians in the US feel safe and secure.

The issue was raised by Opposition members during zero hour in the Lok Sabha. Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.
Kharge demanded that the Prime Minister should come forward and make a statement in the House and suggest measures to stop such ‘hate crimes’ on Indians in the US.