How Donald Trump's rally for Hindu-Americans in US will benefit Kashmiri Pandits in India
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is all set to address a rally of Hindu-Americans in New Jersey on October 15. The proceeds of which will benefit global victims of Islamic terror.
New Delhi: US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is all set to address a rally of Hindu-Americans in New Jersey on October 15. The proceeds of which will benefit global victims of Islamic terror.
Noteworthy, half of the proceedings from the event will be used for the benefit of Kashmiri Pandits.
The founder of Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) Shalabh Kumar has claimed that this is the first of its kind event where Trump is scheduled to address only one specific ethnic community.
"...This is a charity concert organised for the benefit of terror victims in various countries...The 50 per cent of the proceeds from this concert will go for the benefit of Kashmiri Pandits in India," Kumar told reporters.
Kumar is also Chairman of Indian American Advisory Council to the Republican Party.
Earlier, Donald Trump had praised Hindu community's "fantastic" contributions to world civilisation and American culture.
"The Hindu community has made fantastic contributions to world civilisation and to American culture and we look forward to celebrating our shared values of free enterprise, hard work, family values, and a strong American foreign policy," Trump said in a statement.
Trump's decision is seen as an attempt to woo the small but powerful Indian-American community who can play a key role in some of the battle ground States like Virginia if the race is close.
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has held and attended a series of fund raisers organised by Indian Americans across the country including at their homes.
But those are all closed door events away from public glare.
A recent Pew Survey had said that Indian-Americans overwhelmingly vote for Democrats.