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15 Jun, 2014

Asianophobia in UK | The Asian Age

by Farroukh Dhondy

The UK Electoral Commission has launched an investigation to “ascertain the vulnerability of Asian communities to electoral fraud.” It names 16 local authorities — Municipal Corporations — with substantial-enough populations of “Asians” to affect the results of a public election.

The list, in alphabetical order names Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Burnley, Calderdale, Coventry, Derby, Hyndburn, Kirklees, Oldham, Pendle, Peterborough, Slough, Tower Hamlets, Walsall and Woking.

The list, dear reader, poses a question of conscience for this writer, especially as having been in India the last few weeks I was shocked by the news that in my home town of Pune a young man was murdered for no other reason than that he was an identifiable Muslim.

Read the rest: Asianophobia in UK | The Asian Age.