Indo-Canadian community leaders in Canada have started a campaign to include Hinduphobia listed in the country’s Human Rights Code. A report on this matter was shared with the Federal Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the House of Commons. The matter was also raised during a meeting between the leaders of the community and Canada’s Minister of National Defense Anita Anand on Saturday.
Notably, Anita Anand was the first person of Hindu origin to be appointed to a Cabinet position in Canada, when she was included in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s council of ministers after the 2019 elections and was handed the defense portfolio in 2021.
“This morning, I met with members of our Hindu community. I was so pleased to hear about the incredible work that they are doing to engage with our youth. We discussed our collective ongoing work to ensure a country free from discrimination,” (Source: Times Now Digital)