UK Police to Start Hindu Safety Forum

February 22, 2007

Source: Daily News and Analysis

LONDON: Britain's Metropolitan Police has assured the Hindu community here that it will take action against aggressive conversion techniques and intimidation being employed against Hindu girls by radical Muslim groups in university campuses.

This was announced on Wednesday at a conference organised by the Hindu Forum of Britain and the National Hindu Students Forum.

Issues like Stop and Search and under-reporting of hate crime by Hindus will also figure as subjects of enquiry by a Hindu Safety Forum, to be formed by the Metropolitan Police.

Sir Ian Blair, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police said, "There is a feeling in the Hindu community that we have not given them as much attention as other groups."

The conference, organised in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Hindu Association, was attended by 160 youth, community leaders and stakeholders from the Criminal Justice System.