Republican Hindu Coalition, Adityanath Cheer Trump’s “Muslim Ban”

The RHC called on the Trump to take “further steps” and add Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to banned list.

Published
World
2 min read
Yogi Adityanath. (Photo: IANS)

The Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), a vocal supporter of Donald Trump during his election campaign, announced its backing for the Presidents executive order on immigration.

The order, issued last week, bans nationals of seven Muslim countries - Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen - from entering the United States. It also barred Syrian refugees from entering the country.

We applaud the Trump administration for taking this decisive move to protect our citizens from Islamic terror...A firm stance against terror is one of the pillars of our organization and one of the central tenets of the Trump campaign, and we fully support our Commander-in-Chief taking the necessary steps to protect our country.
Shalabh Kumar, Republican Hindu Coalition

The release said a board meeting of the RHC called on the administration to take "further steps" such as inclusion of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia "in the countries named in the Executive Order", "thorough investigation of green card holders from the banned countries in the 90-day ban" and "indefinite suspension of all refugees from entering the United States."

Kumar, who founded the RHC two years ago, said "While Americans do not discriminate, and this is a country that encourages legal immigration and celebrates the contributions that immigrants have made to our culture, it is about time we get serious about combating the dangers of terrorism on our shores", American Bazaar online reported on Monday.

Similar Action Needed in India: Yogi Adityanath

Closer to home, firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on Monday also applauded US President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order.

Addressing an election rally here, he said, "Similar action is needed to contain terror activities in this country."

Trump has ordered "extreme vetting" of people entering the US from seven Muslim-majority countries and banned the entry of Syrian refugees until further notice, as part of new measures to "keep radical Islamic terrorists" out of America.

(With PTI, IANS inputs)

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!