Hinduphobia

A set of antagonistic, destructive, and derogatory attitudes and behaviors towards Hinduism and Hindus that may manifest as prejudice, fear, or hatred.
The complete range of Hinduphobic acts extends from microaggressions to attempts at genocide. Hinduphobic projects include the destruction and desecration of Hindu sacred spaces; aggressive and forced proselytization of Hindu populations; targeted violence towards Hindu people, community institutions, and organizations; and, ethnic cleansing and genocide.

A report by Professor Geeta Sikand, a Community Activist and Director of Communication at Americans for Hindus, a bipartisan Independent Political Action Committee. An ongoing barrage of venomous hate-filled anti-Hindu narratives has led to the epitome of Hinduphobia, hate-mongering, and bigotry in North America. Of note, the Hinduphobia phenomenon is also known by its many cognate terms like Hindumisia, Hindutvaphobia,…

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Professor Geeta summarized the Hinduphobic publications and responses from the Los Angeles Times (LA Times) and suggested a comprehensive action plan for the media to remedy the situation in the future. Hinduphobia is rife in the United States,  FBI Reports highlight that anti-Hindu hate crimes doubled in a year. Professor Geeta has been continuously responding to the hateful reports by…

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India witnessed a historic moment on 22nd January 2024. Ayodhya – known as birthplace of Bhagwan Ram (considered to be an Avatar of  Vishnu), finally got its Ram Mandir (Temple) again at the site called Ramjanma Bhoomi. This was a generational struggle for Hindus and Ram devotees since the 1500s. Many consider this as a civilizational moment, witnessing in their lifetime. Including America, and…

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A Hindu American professor, Prof. Geeta, shares her distressing experience with the Los Angeles Times when she flagged the biased anti-Hindu coverage of the recent rebuilding and consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, India. A prestigious and popular paper, the “Los Angeles Times” denies the space for views from minority Hindu Americans. The misinformation, bias, and half-truths published by…

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Graffiti supporting a separate Sikh homeland was found at a Hindu temple in Newark, California. Police are investigating it as a potential hate crime due to its targeted nature and intimidating message. The incident drew condemnation from various organizations, including the Consulate General of India. The vandalism is linked to the pro-Khalistan movement, which seeks an independent Sikh state. Key…

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Hinduphobia or Hindu hate is growing nationwide and resulting in various kinds of hate crimes. Several reports including the one by the FBI highlight this alarming trend. What is Hinduphobia [1] Hinduphobia is a set of antagonistic, destructive, and derogatory attitudes and behaviors towards Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) and Hindus that may manifest as prejudice, fear, or hatred. The complete range…

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https://sai.columbia.edu/events/talk-chad-bauman-butler Hinduphobia in Academia “Violence against Christians in Modi’s India” Hindu Nationalism and Christian Minorities Series A talk by Chad Bauman (Butler) “Violence against Christians in Modi’s India” Date: January 30, 2023 Time:  4:15pm – 5:45pm Location:  Room 208 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont Moderated by Rachel McDermott (Religion; AMEC at Barnard College) Chad M.…

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