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Hillary Clinton Asks Trump to Speak up on Kansas Shooting, White House Calls it Disturbing

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on President Donald Trump to speak out against hate crimes following the murder of an Indian engineer in Kansas last week

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Updated:February 28, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
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Hillary Clinton Asks Trump to Speak up on Kansas Shooting, White House Calls it Disturbing
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Houston: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on President Donald Trump to speak out against hate crimes following the murder of an Indian engineer in Kansas last week.

"With threats & hate crimes on rise, we shouldn't have to tell @POTUS to do his part. He must step up & speak out," Clinton said on Twitter.




Trump is yet to comment on the shooting, which took place last Wednesday night, leaving Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla dead and two others injured in an apparent hate crime.

Also Read: Slain Indian Techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla to be Cremated on Tuesday

However, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said last week that it was too early to call the act a hate crime. He said that the early reports coming from Kansas were "disturbing". he also condemned the alleged hate crimes against the Jewish community in the US.

Spicer also referred to the shooting at a news conference on Monday. He was voicing the president's concerns about recent acts of vandalism against Jewish cemeteries in St Louis and Philadelphia.

Also Read: Reports From Kansas 'Disturbing': White House on US Shooting

"No one in America should feel afraid to follow the religion of their choosing freely and openly. The president has dedicated to preserving this originating principle of our nation," Spicer said.

Also Read: 911 Call: Bar Shooting Suspect Said he Had Killed 'Iranians'

(With PTI inputs)
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| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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