Statement of Solidarity with American Hindu and Sikh communities

Multicultural Mosaic Foundation stands in solidarity with the Indian community in the United States of America, which suffered a series of hate crimes in recent weeks.

On February 22, two Indian immigrants of Hindu faith were shot at a bar in Kansas City suburb, which left Srinivas Kuchibotla dead and Alok Madasani wounded.

The Indian community was shocked once again this Sunday, March 5th, on the shooting of a Sikh man named Deep Rai, a US citizen of Indian origin, in the driveway of his home in Kent, WA.

In both incidents, the shooting victims reported that the attackers shouted racist and xenophobic statements, leading the authorities to investigate these cases as hate crimes.

We send our sincerest condolences to the Indian community and to the family and friends of Srinivas Kuchibotla, and we wish a swift recovery for Alok Madasani and Deep Rai.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hindu and Sikh communities that suffered these attacks and losses.

Once again, we want to reiterate our commitment to stand against all forms of hate crimes against all communities that make up the American society. We strongly believe that if one community is worried about their safety here, that casts a shadow on the overall safety of the nation. Therefore, we will continue to work together with all communities regardless of their backgrounds to foster mutual understanding, dialogue and peace. 

Multicultural Mosaic Foundation