The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs released the following joint statement from Commissioner Debadutta Dash and Director Michael Itti today in support of Washington’s Hindu community.
“We condemn the recent vandalism of Hindu temples in Bothell and Kent. Our communities and state embrace diversity and inclusion. These acts are contrary to our values and must not be tolerated.
In the face of these hateful acts and messages, people from across the state have shown an outpouring of support to help the communities affected remain strong and resilient.
The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs stands in solidarity with the Hindu community and will look forward to continue working with community leaders to promote diversity, respect, and freedom.”