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Fact Check: No, US has NOT handed a invoice recognising Hindu New yr

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Fact Check: No, US has NOT passed a bill recognising Hindu New year

According to the AFWA probe, no such invoice has been handed within the US.

A viral submit claims that the US had lately handed a invoice recognising the Hindu New Year. (Photo: India Today/Riddhish Dutta)

Several individuals on social media lately claimed that the United States has now recognised the Hindu New Year by passing a invoice.

Such claims have been archived right here.

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AFWA’s investigation discovered the US handed no such invoice. The governor of Georgia, nonetheless, lately proclaimed April 2 as Hindu New Year.

AFWA Probe

We discovered a Times Of India report from September 25, 2021, which talked about that a number of states within the US had proclaimed October because the “Hindu Heritage” month, noting that Hinduism has “contributed greatly” to America by way of its distinctive historical past and heritage.

Per this report, the month of October was chosen as a result of main Hindu festivals like Dussehra and Deewali are sometimes celebrated throughout that month.

Another report revealed in The Print on April 6 talked about that the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, declared April 2 as Hindu New Year Day in recognition of the big Hindu group residing within the state.

However, we didn’t get a single media report that confirmed the viral declare. We reached out to Mat McDermott, the director of communication of the Hindu American Foundation. In an e-mail to AFWA, McDermott confirmed that no such invoice has handed within the US.

He stated, “There has been no national law passed recognising Hindu New Year. Perhaps what started it was that in November 2021 a bill was introduced to make Diwali a national holiday, but that bill is still sitting in committee, so it has neither been passed nor rejected.”

“Representative Raja Krishnamoorti has also introduced a resolution (which isn’t a law, but rather an official statement of Congress) recognising Diwali on the national level. That too is sitting in committee awaiting a vote,” he added.

Therefore, it’s protected to conclude that the declare of the US passing a invoice to recognise the Hindu New Year is nothing however a hearsay.

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DeclareThe United States of America lately handed a invoice recognising the Hindu New Year. ConclusionNo such invoice has been handed within the US. However, earlier this yr, the governor of Georgia declared April 2 as Hindu New Year Day in recognition of the big Hindu group residing within the state.

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