The murder of a Hyderabad-origin techie in a Kansas bar has triggered a fear pychosis in the mind of indians living in US soil.
“Don’t talk to each other in Hindi or any other Indian language when you are at a public place in the US. It might land you in deep trouble.” This is one of the suggestions doing rounds among Indians in the US in their social media groups.
Saying that life is precious than anything else, Vikram Jangam, general secretary of the Telangana American Telugu Association (TATA), has suggested a few dos and don’ts for community members and people of South Asian descent in USA.
Here are the tips:
Do not get into argument with others at public places
•Should someone be provoking you, avoid confronting and please leave the place immediately.
•As much as we love talking in our mother tongue, it can often be misconstrued. Please see if you can communicate in English in public places.
•Isolated places can often be targets. Please avoid going or staying single.
•In emergency situations, please do not hesitate to call 911. Officers can come and help in such situations.