New Jersey Democratic State Committee Rebukes Anti-Hindu Components in Social gathering: Coalition of Hindu People Name for Disbandment of Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee – PR Newswire
TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) issued an announcement Friday condemning an Anti-Hindu decision just lately handed by the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee (TDMC). The assertion learn, “A foundational aim of the Democratic Social gathering is to carry folks collectively, to not divide them, and the anti-Hindu Teaneck Democratic Committee decision doesn’t accomplish this necessary aim. We stand with those that worth inclusivity and variety, and in opposition to hate and bigotry in any kind.”
The TDMC decision at situation, handed on September 12, 2022, falsely labeled 5 main Hindu American organizations as “Hindu Nationalist” with “direct or oblique ties” to an India-based group merely on the premise that every one are Hindu-faith primarily based organizations. All organizations talked about are unbiased 501(c)(3) organizations which might be ruled by their very own board and/or administration workforce; not one of the organizations are financially or legally managed, managed, supervised, or directed by every other group, domestically or overseas.
Group outrage in opposition to the TDMC decision led to a letter signed by a coalition of over 65 organizations, representing over 190,000 residents of Bergen County and surrounding areas. They known as for the rescission of the TDMC decision. As well as, lawmakers throughout New Jersey and america joined the Hindu American group in expressing their outrage over the extent of hate and bigotry exhibited within the TDMC decision. United States Congressman Josh Gottheimer condemned the decision, saying, “I am deeply dissatisfied by the anti-Hindu decision in Teaneck. Jersey Values are about bringing folks collectively and celebrating range, and decrying extremism the place we see it.” The Mayor of Teaneck additionally issued an announcement strongly condemning the decision saying, “…Teaneck now and can all the time denounce any phrases or actions which serve to divide us or inaccurately label teams in a derogatory method because the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee has executed.”
Whereas the decision was handed and authorized by the TDMC, the press assertion for the motion was launched by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC). This led to members of the Hindu American group calling for an investigation into the people and/or organizations that will have incited the TDMC to move this defamatory and hateful decision. The coalition letter launched earlier this week acknowledged that “the TDMC might merely be a pawn in a a lot bigger agenda to malign and denigrate the Hindu American group.”
TDMC chairwoman Alexandra Soriano-Taveras, who signed the anti-Hindu decision, had additionally made bigoted feedback concerning the Jewish American group in 2021. The group outrage from these feedback resulted in her withdrawal from the competition for a State Meeting seat. At the moment, Teaneck Mayor James Dunleavy had stated, “Ms. Soriano-Taveras has a historical past of constructing inappropriate, impolitic and unprofessional feedback. These feedback have been hurtful to totally different communities in Teaneck and have helped to sow division and mistrust amongst some of the various cities in New Jersey.” Teaneck Metropolis Councilmember Ellie Katz, in response to Ms. Soriano-Taveras’ antisemitic feedback, said, “I need to clarify that I’ve zero tolerance for anti-Semitism or bigotry of any variety.”
Representatives of the Hindu American organizations accused within the TDMC decision have tried to achieve out to the TDMC a number of instances by e mail and by cellphone. Their makes an attempt to achieve out and focus on had been ignored. As a substitute, in a current candidate discussion board occasion hosted by TDMC, members of the Hindu American group had been forcibly faraway from the zoom assembly and denied the chance to take part within the occasion.
Given the historical past of bigotry and hatred exhibited by the TDMC in opposition to numerous communities previously, the Hindu American group is looking for the revocation of the TDMC constitution by the Bergen County Democratic Committee and a disbandment of the group. “It is a platform getting used to unfold hate and division in a group wherein folks have coexisted and thrived. TDMC shouldn’t be allowed to proceed to sow hatred and division in the neighborhood. Because the group prepares to have fun October as Hindu Heritage Month, we hope that accountable leaders within the Democratic Social gathering will take motion to revoke the constitution for this bigoted committee,” stated Tejal Shah, a resident of Bergen County and the General Coordinator for the Hindu Mandhir Executives’ Convention (HMEC), a coalition of over 1100 Hindu temples throughout america.
SOURCE Coalition of Hindu Organizations