Hinduphobia is a set of antagonistic, destructive, and derogatory attitudes and behaviours towards Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) and Hindus that may manifest as prejudice, fear, or hatred.
Hinduphobic rhetoric reduces the entirety of Sanatana Dharma to a rigid, oppressive, and regressive tradition. Prosocial and reflexive aspects of Hindu traditions are ignored or attributed to outside, non-Hindu influences. This discourse actively erases and denies the persecution of Hindus while disproportionately painting Hindus as violent. These stereotypes are used to justify the dissolution, external reformation, and demonisation of the range of indigenous Indic knowledge traditions known as Sanatana Dharma.
The complete range of Hindu phobic acts extends from micro-aggressions to genocide. Hinduphobic projects include the destruction and desecration of Hindu sacred spaces; aggressive and forced proselytisation of Hindu populations; targeted violence towards Hindu people, community institutions, and organisations; and ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Canada has been a safe haven for Khalistan separatists accused of terrorism in India, leading to anti-India sentiments and anti-Hindu hate.
On Monday 18th September, a Leicester Ganesh Utsav was interrupted by Sergeant Ahmed of the Leicestershire Police with the use of what we believe to be excessive force.
INSIGHT UK conducted its own research into SOAS and the panel that has been appointed for the inquiry, and our findings raise some grave concerns and serious questions over the integrity and impartiality of the inquiry.
One year has passed since the turmoil that unfolded in Leicester, yet justice remains elusive. The discussions often harken back to the events of 1992 and 2002, with a continued quest for answers.