By Sandhya Ravishankar
A first of its kind report by the UK-based Henry Jackson Society contains sobering findings. The report, titled “Anti-Hindu Hate In Schools” is authored by Charlotte Littlewood.
It’s key findings are:
1. 51% of parents of Hindu pupils surveyed said that their child has experienced
anti-Hindu hate in schools.
2. Fewer than 1% of schools with Indian pupils queried by Freedom of Information reported any anti-Hindu-related incidents in the last five years.
3. Teaching on Hinduism has been reported by some participants of this study as fostering religious discrimination towards Hindu pupils.
4. 19% of Hindu parents surveyed believe schools are able to identify anti-Hindu
5. 15% of Hindu parents surveyed believe schools adequately address anti-Hindu related incidents.
Research fellow and Prevent expert Charlotte Littlewood spoke to Sandhya Ravishankar about her findings and what they mean to the Hindu community in the UK.