Religious leader urges football team Washington Redskins to change its name
US-based Hindu religious leader has urged Washington Redskins football team owner Daniel M. Snyder to think of changing its name as many considered it as a hurtful reminder of the maltreatment history of Native Americans.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a
statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that many regarded that the
term “redskin” was linked to the historical sufferings of Native
Americans and derogatory.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of
Hinduism, further says that use of stereotypes and caricatures keeps
us away from the reality and harmony. Instead, we need to work
towards creating goodwill among all the sections of the society.
Moreover, we should be more sensitive to the
feelings of others, Rajan Zed added.
Headquartered in Virginia, Washington Redskins are a
professional American football team in the National Football League
Established in 1932, it has won five NFL
championships, played over 1,000 games and is considered third most
valuable NFL franchise. Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar, Bruce Allen and
Jay Gruden are CEO, Board Chairman, General Manager and Head Coach