March 12, 2017
For Immediate Press Release
HSS calls upon CNN to be sensitive to the Hindus in America
Hindu Americans are deeply concerned with CNN’s misrepresentation of the Hindu religion and cultural traditions in the show, “Believer.” By focusing on a tiny, obscure and fringe sect, the show further increases the already prevalent misunderstanding about Hindus at a time when the country is going through a period of concern and fear. The grotesque practices portrayed in the show give a totally misleading impression of a faith of 1.25 billion Hindus with a civilization that spans thousands of years.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh calls upon CNN to be sensitive to the more than 3 million Hindus living and working in the United States who belong to a tradition with major tenets including peace and nonviolence and who cherish living in harmony with their neighbors.
While Americans are struggling to understand their neighbors and different faiths that have enriched the American society, CNN should be part of the effort to bring us together rather than pushing us apart by sensationalized journalism.