Georgia became first American state to pass resolution condemning Hinduphobia

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The Assembly of the US state of Georgia has passed a resolution condemning Hinduphobia (Prejudice towards Hinduism). Georgia has become the first US state to implement such a legal measure.

An overview of the news

  • The resolution condemns Hinduphobia and anti-Hindu bigotry and states that 'Hinduism is the world's largest and oldest religion' and 1.2 billion people in more than 100 countries of the world follow this religion.

  • The resolution said that this religion incorporates diverse traditions and faith with values of acceptance, mutual respect and peace.

  • The resolution states that the American-Hindu community has been a major contributor to fields as diverse as medicine, science and engineering, information technology, hospitality, finance, education, manufacturing, energy and retail.

  • The proposal was introduced by Representatives Lauren McDonald and Todd Jones from Atlanta's Forsyth County.

  • A large number of Hindu and Indian-American communities live in Atlanta.

  • The resolution also states that the contribution of the Hindu community in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, food, music and art has enriched the cultural fabric.

What is Hinduphobia?

  • Hinduphobia is a set of hostile, destructive and derogatory attitudes towards Hinduism and Hindus that may manifest as prejudice, fear or hatred.

  • It is true that Hindu Americans have faced discrimination across America.

About Georgia

  • Prime Minister - Irakli Garibashvili

  • President - Salome Zurabishvili

  • Capital -Tbilisi

  • Currency - Georgian lari (GEL)

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