Published:  08:03 PM, 15 July 2017 Last Update: 03:43 PM, 16 July 2017

Hate crime on frightening rise, we stand against it

Hate crime on frightening rise, we stand against it

Hate crimes have been on a frightening rise in all over the World. People, particularly those who belong to minority communities, fear if they or one of their family members will become the next target of violence simply because of the color of their skin, their gender or sexual orientation, the religion they follow, their national origin, and even their disability.

Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric seems to have emboldened bigots and white supremacists all across the country. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, some 900 incidents of hate or bias were recorded in the first ten days after the November election. The number jumped to 1,094 in the first month.

For instance, An Imam and his assistant had been killed by a gunman in New York as they walked home from Saturday afternoon prayers.

The killing of the two men in the borough of Queens was denounced as a hate crime, with local members of the Islamic community blaming Donald Trump, accusing him of stoking Islamophobia.

An Indian-American IT engineer employed by a US company became a victim of hate crime in March,2017.  He was fatally shot and his Indian colleague wounded by a white man who thought they were Middle Easterners and who was heard telling them to “get out of my country” at the time of the shooting.

In another incident, a 17-year-old Muslim girl in Virginia, Nabra Hassanen, was beaten to death while walking with her friends back to her mosque after breakfast before sunrise when a 22-year-old man, identified as Darwin Martinez Torres.

The police later found the girl’s remains in a pond. She was reportedly sexually assaulted and police believed she was beaten with a bat. Torres was arrested and charged with murder. However, he was not charged with a hate crime and the authorities classified the incident as a road rage. 

The most remarkable and fearsome example of hate crime took place in Finsbury Park, in north London. One person died and 11 were injured in the early hours of Monday morning after a van was driven into a crowd of Muslim worshipers.

The victims were all Muslims and the incident was declared a terror attack on the Muslim population. Witnesses said the driver shouted: “I want to kill all Muslims”, before onlookers pinned him to the ground.

A 47-year-old man was arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder and of a terror offence. He was later named by family and neighbors as Darren Osborne, a man who has previously expressed hatred of Muslims. He was not known to the security services, the government announced.

Hate crime is not only on rise in Europe or America also in countries of Asia it’s being vulnerable for minor community.

A Muslim teenager was allegedly stabbed to death and several others were severely injured on a local train in Haryana, after a mob accused them of carrying beef in a bag, news reports have said.
The incident took place as a family of five was returning home after Eid shopping in Delhi when an altercation over seats turned communal and triggered the attack.

According to the police, it was a group of 15-20 people boarded a Mathura-bound train. As the argument turned communal, they reportedly called the Muslim family "anti-nationals" and "beef eaters", before throwing their skull caps on the floor, grabbing their beards, and taunting them with abuses.

On July14, 2017 ,The Times of India reported, a muslim family — which included women, children, elderly and a teenager with disability — was beaten up and abused by the mob on board the Shikohabad-Kasganj passenger train. The victims have alleged they were targetted because they "appeared different".

Now, in Bangladesh, the most triggering issue is attack on Cricketer Tamim Iqbal and his family.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and family allegedly faced acid attack in England after which the left-handed batsman quit his county club Essex. According to a report in Bangladesh’s Daily Star website, Tamim, wife Ayesha and one-year-old son were alleged attacked after which they returned home.

The report further suggested that it was Tamim’s wife who was wearing a hijab was targeted by the people who “attempted to throw acid at her”. 

Though, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has denied reports a "hate crime" against his family prompted his abrupt decision to leave Essex after just one match.

In a post on his Facebook page, Tamim said his decision to return home was taken for "personal reasons".

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