The report surveyed 988 Hindu parents and found that 51% of them reported that their children had faced discrimination at school.
London A new report by an independent think tank grounded in London has exposed the extent of demarcation and bullying faced by Hindu scholars in UK seminaries.
The report from the London- grounded Henry Jackson Society, commissioned by Charlotte Littlewood, a Ph.D. seeker in Arab and Islamic Studies with the University of Exeter, surveyed 988 Hindu parents and set up that 51% of them reported that their children had faced demarcation at the academy.
Despite the high frequency of demarcation reported by parents, the study set up that smaller than 1% of seminaries with Indian pupils reported any hate incidents. also, only 19% of Hindu parents surveyed believed that seminaries were suitable for identifying Hindu hate.
The incidents reported by parents included”anti-Hindu slurs” directed at scholars, with some children passing similar bullying times. Littlewood spent five months on the report, during which she encountered one case in which a pupil in East London had to change seminaries three times due to similar bullying.
” We know this happens in an East London academy that has numerous South Asian pupils. That’s disturbing in a country like ours,” said Ms. Littlewood.” We’re asking for a change in the policy on bullying that seminaries in the UK have, through this report. They’ve to have a periodic report of incidents and how they were dived .”
The report also detailed incidents involving scholars up to the age of 22 in sodalities across the UK. In March, Karan Kataria, an Indian pupil studying for a master’s degree in law at the London School of Economics, contended that he’d faced demarcation during his crusade for the post of General Secretary in the academy.
” After being tagged as an academic rep within his law academy, I felt confident to stand for the post of General Secretary. During the crusade, there was a crusade against me for being Hindu,” Mr. Kataria said.” We were trying to change a narrative that was being told with tinted spectacles on. Their opinions are opinions. Ours is not?”
The Independent Seminaries Council, a marquee body in the UK for colorful seminaries, was unfit to note on the report’s exposures. still, preceptors spoke out about incidents of hate, not just against Hindu pupils but also against scholars of colorful persuasions. They called for better tools and training to help identify and attack similar incidents.