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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 (NFL).

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 respectively.

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