Nepali community supports police in raising awareness of hate crime in UK

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January 11, 2020

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Nepali community supports police in raising awareness of hate crime in UK

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NORTH YORKSHIRE: North Yorkshire Police has been able to add a Nepali translation of their hate crime web page to the force website with the help and support of the Catterick Nepali community.

Members from the Catterick Nepali community and Pandit Jyu very kindly offered their help to translate the web page, which provides information on hate crime, how to recognize it and how to make a report to the police.

The page is already available in nine languages, ranging from Punjabi to Lithuanian and thanks to the members of the community who assisted, the force can now add a Nepali version to the ever-growing list of translations.

Special Constable Sharmila Malla, who worked with the local community to produce the translated version said:

“We’re really grateful to Pandit Jyu Atmaram Dahal, Gurkha Company for the use of its Temple and to the Nepali community, who gave us its time and assisted us with the page.

“It’s really important that North Yorkshire Police raises awareness of hate crime and ensure that all communities are aware of the steps they can take to report it. If we can make information about hate crime as accessible as possible, we can hopefully help communities to feel empowered enough to make a report to police and make it stop.”

Police Sergeant Amanda Hanusch-Moore, Hate Crime Operational Lead for North Yorkshire Police said:

“Taking positive action to spread the word about hate crime, so that every community in the region knows that hate crime will not be tolerated by North Yorkshire Police, is a priority for us.

“The hate crime pages have already been translated into nine other languages, but we are always keen to add more resources to the page; to ensure we can make as many people aware of the fact hate crime is not just offensive – it’s a criminal offense.

“We’re working on other ways to make the page more accessible for more people and we are looking to launch a British Sign Language translation very soon.”

If you are a victim of hate crime, you can report it to North Yorkshire Police on 101. In the case of an emergency always dial 999.

If you do not want to report to the police you can still access support and help from Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire.

(with input from Agencies)

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