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Go back to India… Indian American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal received threatening messages

Washington: Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal said a man had sent her objectionable and hate messages over the phone, instructing her to return to India. Chennai-born Jayapal on Thursday shared five such audio messages on social media. Those parts of this message have been edited, in which obscene and indecent words have been made. In this message a man can be heard threatening Jaipal of dire consequences and asking him to go back to his native India.

Jaipal (55) is the first Indian American lawmaker to represent Seattle in the US House of Representatives. “I chose to do this (share the message) here because we cannot accept violence as the new normal for us,” Jaipal tweeted. We also cannot accept the racism and sexism that is embedded in and encourages this violence.’

Earlier this summer, a man was seen with a pistol outside the Seattle lawmaker’s residence. Police had identified the man as Brett Forsell (49), who was arrested. In the past, there have been many such cases of hate crimes against the Indian-American community in America. In California, on September 1, a man made racist remarks on an Indian-American. Four Indian-American women were abused and racist remarks were made against them by a Mexican-American woman in Texas on August 26.

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