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Democracies round world, together with U.S. and India, dealing with challenges: Indian-American Congressman

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The current wave of violent assaults on Asian-Americans, culminating within the mass capturing in Atlanta on March 16, underscores the urgency of defending the rights and safety of all, Raja Krishnamoorthi stated.

Democracies all over the world, together with the U.S. and India, are dealing with challenges, Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has stated. “Today, one cannot escape the feeling that America’s democratic institutions are facing unprecedented threats,” he stated on Wednesday commemorating the ‘International Day of Conscience’, which was on April 5. He was referring to the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

“In response to the January 6th insurrection, Americans must rededicate ourselves to upholding the core principle of any secular democracy: that individuals of all races, religions and backgrounds can express their views freely and live in peace, with their rights and safety guaranteed,” Mr. Krishnamoorthi stated.

The current wave of violent assaults on Asian-Americans, culminating within the mass capturing in Atlanta on March 16, underscores the urgency of defending the rights and safety of all, he stated.

“Democracies around the world are facing similar challenges, including my birth country of India – the world’s largest secular democracy. Just as in the United States, Indian people of all religious and cultural backgrounds – Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, and others, including members of all castes – must be able to flourish and live safely with the freedom to fulfill their full potential,” stated the Indian-American Congressman.

The points that divide the Indian folks and its establishments additionally threaten to hinder wanted progress on widespread challenges, equivalent to vaccinating the worldwide inhabitants in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic, confronting the specter of Chinese navy aggression, and repairing the financial system and permitting it to achieve new heights, he asserted.

“India is an essential ally of the U.S. on critical challenges such as security issues and climate change. It is crucial that both of our democracies remain strong by remaining true to our shared highest principles, such as treating all people with dignity, fairness and respect,” Mr. Krishnamoorthi stated.

“In addition, in countries ranging from France to Germany, the U.K. and other Western democracies, concerns are developing about the erosion of democratic norms and the ability of ethnic, religious and cultural minorities to prosper. In both France and Germany, for example, recently collected data suggest there was a significant rise in hate crimes and violence against religious minorities in the last year,” he added.

Mr. Krishnamoorthi stated that the horrific occasions in Washington, DC and Atlanta have served as placing reminders that American democracy can by no means be taken without any consideration.

“They also serve as important lessons for our fellow democracies around the globe that the rights and security of all people must always be protected and upheld. I hope this week as we celebrate the International Day of Conscience, we all reflect on how we can do more to promote the culture of peace with love and conscience,” he stated.

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