Disabled Hindu Man One of Many Attacked in Continuing Bombings Backlash

August 6, 2005

Source: NewIndPress.com

Wire Service: IANS


On August 6, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Backlash against the July 7 bombings here is taking on racial dimensions with a disabled Hindu man attacked and called al Qaeda, an Asian human rights campaigner has said... 'We have had calls from South Americans, Eastern Europeans, Hindus and Sikhs. Ten to 15 percent are people who are a different religion to Muslims,' [Suresh Grover of The Monitoring Group] said in comments reported Thursday... 'We have received over 200 percent more calls since July 7... It is not just abuse, a frightening level is actually attacks,' he said... 'We have restaurant owners receiving visits from people threatening to burn down the building, a 24-year-old Turkish guy who was senselessly beaten in a park, an Iraqi schoolgirl in Devon who was beaten and an old woman who was attacked by boys outside her house in Ealing, west London,' said Grover.