Hindu Leaders Meet With Politicians and Police to Discuss Violence Prevention

December 14, 2003

Source: BBC News


On December 14, 2003 the BBC News reported, "Leading British Hindus are meeting on Sunday to discuss ways of tackling violence against their community. Organiser C. B. Patel said Hindus had suffered worse religiously motivated violence than Jews in recent years. Hindu leaders will be joined by politicians and representatives from the Metropolitan police. The conference has been called in response to an attack on the Ealing Road temple in west London during the Hindu festival of Diwali. There has been anger over both that attack, on 25 October, and another attack on a temple in Edgware on 8 November. Hindu leaders fear they are seen as a soft target by thugs, particularly during festivals like Diwali."