UK Labour Party chief Keir Starmer called out ‘Hinduphobia’ and said the Hindu community is an integral part of Britain.
This was stated by Navendu Mishra, an MP from Stockport on Thursday.
Navendu Mishra is a British Labour Party politician, who is serving as MP for Stockport since 12 December 2019.
Glad to join festivities with @Keir_Starmer at India Gardens (Europe’s largest Navratri festival) as the Hindu community observed Dussera (also known as Vijay Dashami) 🪔— Navendu Mishra (@NavPMishra) October 6, 2022
Keir called out Hinduphobia and spoke about the important contribution of the Hindu community to the UK🇬🇧 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/OY0XYQ88JL
Starmer joined Mishra at the Dussehra celebration where he spoke about ‘Hinduphobia’ and the contribution of the Hindu community in Britain.
Keir's statement came after the recent hate crimes of all kinds following communal clashes in Leicester and Birmingham in the wake of the India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match in August.
The cycle of violence was triggered on August 28 after India won the Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan. On Sunday, a clash broke out among groups of young men in Leicestershire.
Several social media reports appeared about Pakistani organised gangs seen vandalising and terrorising Hindus in the UK's Leicester City amid a spate of violence and disorder.
In September, various media reports came that around 200 people gathered outside a Hindu temple in Birmingham to protest against Sadhvi Ritambhara's event.
On September 20, a mob staged a violent demonstration outside the Durga Bhawan temple in United Kingdom's Smethwick.