‘Sickening to see violence against Muslims celebrated in India’: Indian-American actress Padma Lakshmi

Indian-American model, actress and author Padma Lakshmi has said that India is witnessing continuous violence against minorities, especially Muslims. Padma Lakshmi on Wednesday said people of all faiths should be able to live peacefully in “this ancient, vast land”.

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Tagging news articles from international publications like The Guardian and Los Angeles Times on Delhi’s Jahangirpuri clash between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession and the violence in Khargone city of Madhya Pradesh during Ram Navami celebrations earlier this month, Lakshmi said “true spirituality” has no place for hatred.

Padma Lakshmi tweeted, “Sickening to see the violence against Muslims celebrated in India. The widespread anti-Muslim rhetoric preys on fear and poisons people. This propaganda is dangerous and nefarious because when you consider someone less than it’s much easier to participate in their oppression.”

The 51-year-old, who posted a series of tweets, said there is “widespread anti-Muslim” rhetoric in the country and hoped Hindus don’t succumb to “this fear-mongering” and “propaganda”.

Padma in her subsequent tweet, said, “Fellow Hindus, don’t succumb to this fear-mongering. There is no threat to Hinduism in India or anywhere else. True spirituality doesn’t include any room for sowing hatred of any kind. People of all faiths should be able to live peacefully together in this ancient, vast land.”

Padma Lakshmi lives in New York
Padma Lakshmi lives in New York, she is a writer, actor, model, TV host, producer and master chef. Padma Lakshmi was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. When she was young, her mother had settled in New York. Padma Lakshmi is recognized as a model, she has also acted in many films.

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