Alabama Governor apologises for police misbehaviour with Sureshbhai Patel: Hindu community in US welcomes

1424262113880Indu community in Alabama sees Governor Robert Bentley’s “sincere apology for the tragic incident” and deep regret on the “unfortunate use of excessive force” by Madison Police Department against a 57-year old Indian as a step in right direction.

The Indian man Sureshbhai Patel had gone to the US to help out his son and the daughter-in-law in looking after their new born baby, when he was brutally hit and pushed on the ground by the police officers. That resulted into the partial paralysis of pate.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, called the apology a step in the positive direction. Zed also welcomed Bentley’s assurance that he would see that justice is done in the case.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed the need of cultural competency training to first responders in Alabama and nationwide. 

Rajan Zed pointed out that in view of increasing diversity of the country, first responders should be adequately trained in cultural appropriateness so that they understood and interpreted more effectively the actions-attitudes-behaviors of linguistically and culturally diverse people.

Zed indicated that many preventable tragedies could be avoided if we as Americans attempted to understand and interpret each other better. Despite our diverse backgrounds, we needed to reduce the communication and cultural barriers amongst us, Zed added.

Roughing-up of this Hindu grandfather by the police garnered exceptional attention worldwide.