Hindus want EU intervention on Roma discrimination in Romania

Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 15:04

Nevada: The USA has expressed ‘major concern’ regarding discrimination against Roma in Romania.
In its annual ‘Human Rights Report’ about Romania issued recently, US Department of State says: “Roma faced persistent poverty and had poor access to government services, few employment opportunities, high rates of school attrition, inadequate health care, and pervasive discrimination.”
Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman, and Rabbi Jonathan B Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA, in a statement issued in Nevada on Sunday, said that condition of Roma in Romania had most of the signs of an “apartheid”.

It was now time for European Union to urgently intervene in Romania and do something “concrete and real” for Roma upliftment.


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First Published: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 15:04

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