Wednesday April 23, 2014
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com
Zip Weather


Weather Forecast

Keizer is a thriving community near Salem, Oregon

 

Dec-07-2013 12:13printcomments

Hindus Ask Swedish PM Reinfeldt to Offer Public Apology for Roma Register

Rajan Zed pointed out that if Sweden continued to maltreat its Roma population; European Commission should jump in and ensure that fundamental rights of Roma were protected. Roma should not be treated as “unwanted” in Sweden.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt .
Courtesy: destroyzionism.com

(RENO) - Hindus are asking for official apology from Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt for reported compilation of a register on Roma people.

Hindu Statesman Rajan Zed

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking to learn a country like Sweden; said to be one of the world’s most highly developed post-industrial nations; displaying such prejudice, racism and discrimination.

Reports suggested existence of a secret police register in Sweden containing thousands mostly Roma names, including some children as young as two and also dead people. What happened to the Swedish claims of tolerance and when it became a norm in Sweden to process information based on ethnicity, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, asked?

Rajan Zed pointed out that if Sweden continued to maltreat its Roma population; European Commission should jump in and ensure that fundamental rights of Roma were protected. Roma should not be treated as “unwanted” in Sweden.

Zed noted that despite various government measures, Roma still reportedly faced political, social, and economic exclusion in Sweden. It was Sweden's moral obligation to improve the plight of its Roma and stop human rights violations suffered by them, who were reportedly the most disadvantaged. Roma had been living in Sweden since the sixteenth century."How many more centuries must they reside in Sweden to prove that they were 'real and equal' Swedes like any other?” Zed asked.

Rajan Zed further said that Church of Sweden, which was the national church, should also come out in support of the cause of this distinct ethnic and cultural group of Roma, because religion taught us to help the helpless and it was the duty of majority to protect its minority.

________________________________________

_________________________________________



| | | | Most Commented on

Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2014 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.
comments powered by Disqus


Articles for December 6, 2013 | Articles for December 7, 2013 | Articles for December 8, 2013
We have helped over 150,000 patients in nine states obtain a permit to legally possess, use and grow medical marijuana.

New Album Release!

Support
Salem-News.com:

Stop Israel's blockade of Gaza! Boycott Israel for humanity's sake.

Diane Downs is serving life in prison for the murder & attempted murder of her children. Is she wrongly convicted?

The Voice of Palestine