Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was simply inhuman to continuously crack down on poor Roma. Moreover, it hinted ethnic profiling.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that Church of Norway, which represented about 77 percent of Norwegians, and its Oslo Bishop Ole Christian M. Kvarme, should come out openly in support of the cause of this distinct ethnic and cultural group of Roma, because religion taught us to help the helpless.
Rajan Zed, strongly condemning Europe’s continuing maltreatment of Roma, stressed that it was time for Europe to wake-up and do something concrete to end Roma apartheid. Europe needed to clarify to the world where it stood on the issue of Roma and how long it would let the clearly visible Roma apartheid continue throughout almost every European locale, Zed asked.
Alarming condition of Roma was a social blight for Europe and the rest of the world as they reportedly regularly faced social exclusion, racism, substandard education, hostility, joblessness, rampant illness, inadequate housing, lower life expectancy, unrest, living on desperate margins, language barriers, stereotypes, mistrust, rights violations, discrimination, marginalization, appalling living conditions, prejudice, human rights abuse, racist slogans on Internet, unusually high unemployment rates, etc., Rajan Zed argued.