Son of Tom Alter says, I have never faced any discrimination in India in my entire life

India is a secular country and we all know that it is the only secular nation where people belonging to any religion can live happily. India treats all its citizens equally regardless of religion. It never discriminates against people on the basis of religion they follow.

In recent news, Jamie Alter, son of Tom Alter, caught everyone’s attention after one of his videos went viral on social media in which he said that he has never faced discrimination in the name of religion in India.

Tom Alter needs no introduction. He was an Indian actor of American descent. He did magnificent work in Hindi cinema and was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his significant work.

Jamie Alter is a sports writer, journalist, author and actor who came forward and said that he was never mistreated on the basis of region or religion. Jamie Alter belonging to minority communities has always been treated well in India.

Our neighboring countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh were founded on religious grounds, but India decided to be a secular country.

Jamie said, “I have never been mistreated in India”. It should be noted that Jamie Alter’s forefather came to India in the year 1916 and he was a missionary. “I am Christian and my grandfather was born in India and my father ‘Tom Alter’ was an atheist. As I said that we belong to Christ and I am the fourth generation in my family to have lived happily in India,” said Alter.

Some people talk about discrimination, minorities, and intolerance in our country. Minorities are being persecuted in several countries like the US, Russia, China, and many others. Over the years, discrimination has spread on the basis of minorities and religion across the globe.

He said that he had received few comments in which he was asked whether he had ever faced intolerance in India? He said that he has been living in India since childhood. “I have never personally faced intolerance in my entire life in India. I am a Christian and leading a happy life in India. I do not know what others think, but I personally love India”.

Jamie said, “I have never been persecuted here in the name of religion. I have never been tortured for being Christian. Yes, there have been some misunderstandings about persecution in our country. Those days, it was natural when a few shops, restaurants would charge me more than MRP, but now it no longer exists”.

He said, “I used to go on school trips and I have visited temples, Buddhist temples, Gurdwara, and Mosques during my school days. I and my family have never suffered inequality for being Christian”.

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