Washington: A shocking fact regarding Indian-American citizens in the US has come to light. Indian-American citizens regularly face discrimination in the US. This has come to the fore in a recent survey conducted after several incidents of racial discrimination.
This has come out in a survey conducted in collaboration with Jones Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. This online survey was conducted among 1200 Indian-American citizens.
According to the survey, one out of every two Indian-American citizens has been reported to be discriminated against in the last one year. Indians are victims of this discrimination in everyday activities. The color of the skin is the reason for the biggest discrimination.
There have also been reports of discrimination of people who were born in America. Indian-American citizens also have a higher rate of marriage within their own community.
The number of Indian-American citizens is slightly more than 1 percent of the total population of the US. According to the census figures of 2018, there are more than 42 lakh people of Indian origin in the US.
US adamant on compensation from China
The US government has asserted that it will continue to pressurize China to be transparent about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic and to provide accurate information along with its international allies.
“Along with this, we will also continue our investigation process,” US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan said.
This statement of the US government comes at a time when China on Monday rejected the US demand for compensation.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Sullivan said, “We, along with our international allies, will continue to pressure China to be transparent.”
“We will not accept what China has said that it will not participate in this process also. President Joe Biden would also discuss the issue with international leaders during his first foreign trip after taking office,” he added.