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US House of Representatives Condemns Taliban on Hindus

on 2001/6/15 9:49:02 ( 1273 reads )


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14, 2001: Several influential US lawmakers wore a yellow badge with the inscription "I am a Hindu" in solidarity with Hindus in Afghanistan as the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Taliban's anti-Hindu edict. The bipartisan "Sense of the Congress", non-binding resolution, originally authored by Democrat Rep. Eliot L. Engel and having nearly 100 co-sponsors, was approved by a vote of 420-0 Wednesday. According to this report in India Abroad, the lawmakers slammed the Taliban for its decree and said it was analogous to the Nazi persecution of the Jews, who were forced to wear a yellow Star of David to identify themselves prior to the holocaust.

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