“Bitch, this ain’t India! You fucked India up, and now you’re fucking America up,” the man yelled. Victim explained that the man’s rhetoric was similar to that of the Khalistan group, a Sikh separatist organization in northern India

In California, an Indian American man faced a vile, slur-filled tirade at a Taco Bell, raising concern about rising Hinduphobia. The unprovoked attack targeting vegetarianism, appearance, and religious practices triggered fear and confusion in the community. While Iyer remained calm, the perpetrator’s anger seemed linked to a Sikh separatist movement and hostility towards Indira Gandhi. Police are investigating the incident, but it adds to a string of similar discriminatory acts against Indian Americans and Hindu temples, amplifying worries about growing anti-Hindu sentiment.

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