After the deadly shooting at an Olathe (Kansas) sports bar, Hindus are urging Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to ensure safety of reportedly devastated Hindu community spread across Kansas.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking and saddening for the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful US Hindu community numbering about three million; who had made lot of contributions to the nation and society; to receive such signals of hatred and anger.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Governor Brownback to visit Olathe and the nearby Hindu temple to meet with area Hindus to regain the reported falling confidence and sense of insecurity of the Hindu community. He appreciated Governor Brownback for condemning this act of violence by stating: This sort of senseless violence is never acceptable.
Rajan Zed also urged fellow Hindus to educate other Americans about Hinduism, the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought; and continue with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc., amidst so many distractions.
Zed thanked the area community; including First Baptist Church of Olathe, global technology company Garmin International with US headquarters in Olathe and Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland; for their reported expressions of support to the affected families and community.
Our heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to the victims, their families and friends, Rajan Zed added.