US Assures India of Bringing Hate Crime Perpetrators To Book

March 7th, 2017 | by Sukumar Roy
US Assures India of Bringing Hate Crime Perpetrators To Book
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THE United States of America on Sunday night assured India of working with all agencies to ensure “speedy justice” to the Indian-American victims of bias-related incidents.”State Department, on behalf of US government, expressed condolences and assured they are working with all agencies concerned to ensure speedy justice,” the Indian Embassy in the US said in a series of tweets.

THE US has assured India of “speedy justice” to the Indian-American victims of “hate crimes” as the Indian envoy in Washington (in pic above )reached out to the State Department to convey his “deep concerns” over such tragic incidents.”State Department, on behalf of US Govt, expressed condolences and assured they are working with all agencies concerned to ensure speedy justice,” the Indian Embassy in the US said in a series of

State Department, on behalf of US Govt, expressed condolences and assured India they are working round the clock for ensuring speedy justice, says India’s Ambassador Navtej Sarna .He conveyed to the US Government India’s deep concerns over the tragic incidents involving Harnish Patel and Deep Rai.Patel, 43, the owner of a convenience store in Lancaster County, South Carolina, was found dead of gunshot wounds in the front yard of his home on Thursday. Rai, 39-year-old Sikh, has been shot outside his home by a partially-masked gunman who shouted “go back to your own country”, in a suspected hate crime.Sarna also “underlined” the need to prevent such incidents and protect the Indian community.

Indian Embassy officials are in constant communication with local police officials in both the cases. In the case of Patel, the County Sheriff had pointed out that this may not be a hate crime.”We will remain in touch with them,” an Indian Embassy source said.Last month, 32-year-old Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed when 51-year-old US Navy veteran Adam Purinton opened fire at him and his friend Alok Madasani, yelling “get out of my country”. FBI joins probe has joined the local Police in investigation into the hate crimes against Indians.

Meanwhile, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has welcomed “valuable” Indian community to the state, stressing those “hateful” actions of one man doesn’t define them in the aftermath of the killing of an Indian engineer. A delegation of Indian-Americans in Kansas along with the Hindu-American Foundation joined the Indian Consul General in Houston, Anupam Ray in meeting Brownback and Lt Governor Jeff Colyer.“The hateful actions of one man don’t define US  – KS welcomes & supports Indian community,” Brownback said in a tweet shortly after the meeting last Thursday.

“Unique contributions of the Indian-community make KS a better place. We stand with them in the face of this crime,” Colyer said after the meeting.

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