UK Hindus feel excluded

The survey of Hindus in Britain, written by the Runnymede Trust, is due to be launched by communities secretary Ruth Kelly on Tuesday.

Behind the peaceful exterior there is an undercurrent of growing frustration in British Hindu communities.

One man who has worked for community cohesion in Leicester for 20 years, Steve White, said there was a danger of provoking community conflict if one group felt ignored.

"The government should be mindful of the way Hindus feel marginalised."


Comment: The Ethnic Category of British Asian comprises Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Bahia’s, Zoroastrians, Jains, Atheists & other belief systems within the Asian umbrella.

However, every time a British Asian gains fame and name – every one within the above faith communities do not object to being associated with British Asian category.

But when a terrorist who happens to a British Muslim is charged and proven guilty or is killed whist perpetrating a suicide terrorist mission – I am afraid that all other non-Muslim faith groups abhor being identified or associated with the wider label – British Asian. Then they’d prefer to call a spade a spade.

Conversely – when the infamous Hinduja Brothers were entangled with the current Labour Leadership over British passports scandal – none of the Hindu communities objected to them being deemed Asian rather than specifically Indian Hindus and none of the non-Hindu Communities asked them to be thus specified or distanced themselves (from the wider Asian label) for their notoriety in India (implicating now Late Rajiv Gandhi) and in the Europe including Britain. Such is the idea of social justice, inclusion and fairness.




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One response to “UK Hindus feel excluded

  1. sillygloop

    Identity is always a tricky question…everyone wants to avoid being associated with losers and want to be seen in the company of winners 🙂

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