Report claims anti-Hindu hatred flourishing in British schools – Times of India

LONDON: A new report by the Henry Jackson Society has revealed what it claims are details of anti-Hindu hatred in British schools with Hindu children being mocked for worshiping multiple deities and the sanctity of the cow, which is being used by Muslim students. Called “kafir” by and blamed for it. Caste system and social evils in India.
Hindu children are being held responsible for events in India or the actions of the Indian state in the same way that Jews face prejudice for the actions of Israel, titled “Anti-Hindu Hate in Schools” The report claimed. is the author of Charlotte Littlewood and is based on interviews with 998 Hindu parents.
The report states that parents complained of very poor quality teaching of Hinduism in British schools, where Hinduism is still taught through an Abrahamic lens with a focus on the caste system, which directly Was primarily leading to bullying of Hindu students.
One parent said that “the religious education that is taught in school about Hinduism is to a large extent a travesty of the religion”.
“Despite over 400 years of British rule in India, the lack of knowledge of Hinduism among the indigenous British people is colossal. They don’t understand our gods and this gets our children in trouble in school,” said another parent.
Hindu children were made fun of for being vegetarian and for their religious practices. Beef was thrown at a girl because she was a Hindu. A Muslim told a Hindu child that if they convert islam “The bullying will stop”, the report said.
The report quoted a parent as saying: “My child has faced bullying from other children on several occasions especially after the rise of PM Modi in India and the abrogation of Article 370.” A stunned child was asked: “Why do you destroy our mosque, why do you attack us?”
“Lots of bullying from other students about different deities and even shaming my kids about the caste system and Modi. some kids asked my kids to watch the video Zakir Naik And conversion because Hinduism doesn’t make any sense,” said another parent, as per the report.
In another a Christian child said to a Hindu child: “Jesus will send your gods to hell.” Some Hindu children refused to go to school due to bullying.
51% of Hindu parents surveyed reported that their child had experienced anti-Hindu hatred in schools and only 19% of parents thought their schools could recognize it.
The report states that in one case a RE teacher said that “Sati Pratha” was part of Hinduism, which led to the child being isolated. In another case a Hindu child was accused of being a Nazi because of the use of the swastika in Hindu symbolism.
An RE teacher told the class that Hitler Inspired by the Indian caste system. Parents pointed out that there was no serious engagement with Hindu philosophers and theologians and instead class books depicted Hindu customs in a poor light. Children are taught that Hindus worship “330 million gods”, “elephants and monkeys” or “idols”.
The study, the first of its kind on anti-Hindu hatred in the UK and following a report on the Leicester riots last year, found that a fake narrative about Hindutva fueled much violence against Hindus. It is planning legal action against a group of 25 Christian prisoners prison service For failing to protect them from violent Islamist gangs. Lawyers for the inmates say the wardens have allowed the groups to exercise control because they fear accusations of racism.