Hindus have commended South Carolina Legislature, Governor Nikki R. Haley and people for historical bipartisan biracial decisive action to remove the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds in Columbia.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, thanked South Carolina legislators and Governor Haley for showing strong political stand and will on this complicated issue and displaying remarkable understanding, reconciliation, togetherness, love and commitment for a better future of the state.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that it was a right action in the positive direction putting aside racial and political barriers in the spirit of unity and healing. Something remarkable and meaningful had been accomplished in nation’s conscience, Zed added.
Rajan Zed further said that it sent the message of cohesion, hope, solidarity, kindness; and set the right tone. It brought us all together and the time had arrived for it.
It was the appropriate way forward for South Carolina, Zed noted.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents. There are about three millions Hindus in USA.