U.S. Organization Questions Treatment of Hindus in Fiji

July 16, 2006

Source: ABC News


On July 16, 2006 ABC News reported, "A US-based Hindu organisation says it wants to meet with the Fiji Government to raise concerns about the way Hindus are treated. But Fiji-based Indian religious groups say while they have experienced temple burnings and break-ins, the Government is not responsible. They have also questioned why an organisation in America has raised such concerns without consulting them first. The Hindu American Foundation's president, Mihir Meghani, is concerned about some people close to the government making comments about Fiji being a Christian state. 'Making statements that are against the Hindu community just serve to inflame passions and prejudices,' he said."