Hindu Women Attacked in America: A case of Hate Crime Against Hindus has come to the fore in America. In various incidents of hate crime in the province of California, a man attacked at least 14 Hindu women who were wearing a sari or any other traditional dress, wearing a bindi and They were wearing ornaments.
According to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, 37-year-old Lathan Johnson allegedly targeted Hindu women and took away their jewellery. Officials said that this process started in June and lasted for about two months.
The accused did such attacks
ABC7 News reported that the accused also hurt several women during this period, most of whom were between 50 and 73 years of age. According to the report, in one such case, the accused allegedly pushed a woman to the ground, punched her husband in the face and snatched the woman’s necklace and fled in a car. It has been told that in another similar case, the wrist of a woman was broken in the attack of the accused.
Hate crime accused can get so much punishment
Johnson has been arrested by the Santa Clara Police Department and the US Marshal’s office. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 63 years. The next hearing of the matter will be on November 4. The necklace necklaces stolen by Johnson are valued at around $35,000.
What Did the District Attorney’s Office Say?
The district attorney’s office said almost all of the women who were attacked were wearing saris or some other traditional dress of the same type, wearing bindi and jewellery. Samir Kalra, member of ‘Hindu American Foundation’, said, “We are seeing an increase in hate crimes and online Hinduphobia (hatred towards Hindus). We will give a strong message by prosecuting this matter.
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