Esmeralda Upton was arrested in Texas for racially abusing women of Indian origin
Indian-American organizations condemned the incident
The display of hatred towards the Indian community is worrying
Washington. Indian-American organizations on Friday condemned a hate crime against a group of four Indian-American women in Texas. Esmeralda Upton, a Plano, Texas woman, was arrested on charges of racially abusing, physically assaulting and verbally abusing four Indian women in a parking lot.
Taking the incident seriously, organizations of Indian-Americans have reacted strongly. IndiaSpora’s Sanjeev Joshipura said the recent reports of racial abuse, harassment and abuse of four Indian-origin women in Plano, Texas, have shocked the Indian-American community.
He said in a video circulated on social media, four friends had an indecent encounter in a parking lot in the suburbs after having a peaceful dinner. We at Indiaspora strongly condemn this racial attack and reiterate our commitment to fighting all forms of racial discrimination and prejudice.
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The ‘Indian American Impact’ said the attack was another in a series of hate crimes against Asians in the past two years, similar to the incident of Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian woman in Congress. Neil Makhija, executive director of Indian-American Impact, said Esmeralda Upton’s dangerous and violent feelings towards the South-Asian community should not be taken lightly. We are fortunate that the racial attack was caught on camera, but his show of hatred towards members of our community is worrying and unfortunately not uncommon.
tags: america, hate crime, India, color difference
First Published: 27 August 2022, 11:56 IST