Several Hindu activists from a progressive Hindu Organization urged the Hindu CEO of Wayfair to stop selling his products to a contractor associated with operating facilities that detained children near the border of US and Mexico. The CEO is home and goods retailer and is known to sell beds to the detainees in the facilities.
The Board of members of Sadhana published an open letter to the CEO of Wayfair saying that the scholars and the Hindus and also the practitioners of the Hindu tradition who shared the same concern about human suffering and poverty and his demonstrated commitment in addressing it hoped that he would reconsider the involvement of Wayfair in the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border.
The letter was also signed by many other Hindu scholars, spiritual leaders and activists including the Chaplin of Princeton University, Vineet Chander and also Indian Human Rights activist Swami Agnivesh.
Sadhana is an organization for social justice who mission is to build a progressive Hindu movement and it was founded back in 2011 by Hindu activists from New York Aminta Kilawan-Narine and Sunita Vishwanath.
The open letter is not only a warning to the Wayfair CEO but also an attempt to build pressure on his business to halt his services. The letter further said that selling furniture to the government for the migration detention centers is one of the accomplices of inhumane policies of the US government towards the families of the migrants.
The company has reportedly made a profit of about $86,000, which the employees of the company asked to donate to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Educational and Legal Services.