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UPenn Law Professor Amy Wax under fire for attacking Indian women

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — University of Pennsylvania law school professor Amy Wax is under fire again for her recent statements on diversity initiatives in academia.
She’s accusing successful “Brahmin” women from India in the medical field of turning their backs on the US by leading diversity initiatives that criticize academia. Even saying about India “on some level, their country is a sh*thole,” implying these women would not get the same opportunities as they would in America.
She also accused Black people and “third world” immigrants of harboring “resentment and shame and envy” against Western people for their “outsized achievements and contributions.” She’s argued in the past that not all cultures are equal and that “the United States is better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration.”
UPenn is the same institution that sponsored the “Dismantling Global Hindutva” conference in 2021, an alleged academic event criticized globally for bigotry and bias towards India, Indian Americans and Hindus.

India and the U.S. are making a deal that’s out of this world, agreeing to cooperate on laying the ground work for more cooperation in space. This is all happening as officials from both countries meet at the 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Washington DC. Along with space, they’re also focusing on deepening ties on security in cyberspace. 

 A new study from the Cato Institute shows more than a million immigrants are stuck in a green card backlog, including around 200,000 skilled Indians who will likely die waiting for this type of visa. The latest findings show how the per country cap on green cards is wreaking havoc on the lives of many high skilled and mostly Indian professionals.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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US and India to hold military drills near the China-India border

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — The U.S. and India are preparing for mountain top drills near the Chinese border. It’s a move that’s sure to attract the attention of leaders in Beijing and comes during heightened tension between all the countries, especially after China recently launched missiles over Taiwan in a show of force. Last year’s joint high altitude exercise between the U.S. and India was in Alaska.

A top Pakistani militant who had a $3 million U.S. bounty on his head has been killed along with three others in Afghanistan. Abdul Wali, also known as Omar Khalid Khurasani, was killed in an explosion Sunday while traveling by car.

Diya TV was this year’s media sponsor at the Indiana India Business Council annual gala. This non-profit remains focused on generating economic growth, and strengthening ties between both countries. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Afghan man arrested over murders of four South Asian men in New Mexic

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Diya TV) — The Islamic community is breathing a sigh of relief after one of their own is now under arrest for the murders of four Muslim men. 51 year old Mohamed Syed is denying any involvement in the slayings and will face a judge later this week. Three of the victims are from Pakistan while the other is from Afghanistan. Authorities say Syed knew all the men but the exact motive is unclear at this time. Some outlets are reporting this could be fueled over issues in the Sunni and Shia Muslim community. 

Global outrage continues after the suicide of 30 year old Mandeep Kaur, who left India for New York, searching for a better life. Police say she ended her life after releasing a heart wrenching video, narrating details of torture at the hands of her husband who she claims abused her because she couldn’t have a son. Kaur leaves behind two young daughters. Her family in Indian is now trying to take custody of the children. 

Women’s tennis champ Serena Williams says she is preparing to wind down her stellar career. She has 23 grand slam championships. Williams implied she’s trying to play at the US Open and make it her final tournament later this month.  

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Hindu temple in New York City vandalized in suspected hate crime

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Assemblywoman Jennifer Rajkumar held a press conference to denounce a suspected hate crime targeting a Hindu temple in Queens. Authorities say three people toppled a Mahatma Gandhi statue on the property at the Shri Tulsi Mandir. The Indian American elected official says she’s trying to remind everyone that the core tenets of Hinduism are about inclusivity and mutual respect towards one another. This latest incident comes after another Gandhi statue was desecrated in Union Square and other parts of the world.

The list of Indian American executives tapped to lead tech companies continues to grow. Data protection technology developer Cohesity announced Sanjay Poonen is its new CEO. Poonen was VMware’s former Chief Operating Officer.  

The White House, Department of Justice and FBI are still not saying why former President Trump’s residence was raided. On Monday, the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents that may have been brought there.

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