India is pushing back at US on its crusade for human rights around the world while ignoring rampant increase in Human Rights abuses and hate crimes against Hindus and Sikhs in US.
S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, was responding to Anthony Blinken’s remarks about US monitoring human rights situation in India.
“While other countries have rights to have views about India, India is equally entitled to have it’s view on their view including that of US especially when it comes to our communities living there”– S Jai Shankar, External Affairs Minister
Then S Jaishankar immediately pointed out the incident of 70-year-old Nirmal Singh attacked the day before in the New York borough of Queens. Singh was attacked while walking in Richmond Hill. Two more elderly Sikh men were recently attacked in the same neighborhood days before.
S Jaishankar further hinted that US concerns about Human Rights concerns are driven by interest groups, lobbyists and political compulsions.
A 19-year-old faces hate crime Attacker Arrested
A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the April 3 attack on an elderly Sikh man in the New York borough of Queens, police announced Thursday.
The man faces charges of robbery, aggravated harassment and assault as a hate crime for allegedly punching 70-year-old Nirmal Singh, according to the deputy commissioner of public information’s office per reports by CNN
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