The Leicester violence was a shock for multicultural Britain, which has been long espousing diversity of people living under a harmonious umbrella…reports Asian Lite News
Stern action by the British government, against widespread violence in Leicester, Birmingham and Coventry has brought back peace. The first day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri passed off peacefully on Monday across the country without intimidation as was feared earlier.
In a tweet, the Leicester police said: “To everyone celebrating – a very happy Navratri. There will be a visible and dedicated police presence throughout the celebrations. We’re committed to ensuring everyone can celebrate safely”.
The Leicester police increased visible patrolling and gave a shout out to residents to report incidents. It is reportedly investigating 158 incidents related to communal disturbances and steadily charging people for various violations. The Brent police said: “We continue our patrols of religious premises, to ensure the safety of all on the borough of Brent”.
Taking note of recent threats, Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North tweeted: “I’ve contacted the police about the incitement to demonstrate at a Hindu temple in my constituency tomorrow. Anyone thinking of demonstrating should stay away and recognise that hate crimes carry jail sentences. Hindus should not go to “defend” the mandir. That is the police job”.
Conservative MP from Harrow East, Bob Blackman had last week written to the Home Secretary Suella Braverman highlighting that hate crime against the Hindus has been growing. He even sought a meeting with her along with a delegation of Hindus to promote social harmony among communities and provide security to Hindu festivals.
The Leicester violence was a shock for multicultural Britain, which has been long espousing diversity of people living under a harmonious umbrella.