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.
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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.
Prime Minister - Irakli Garibashvili
President - Salome Zurabishvili
Currency - Georgian lari (GEL)
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