'Centre viewing PIO problems with 'communal prism' : RSS

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New Delhi, Jan 13 (UNI) Accusing the Centre of reducing the two day annual Pravasi Bharatiya celebrations on January 8 and 9 to 'yet another junket', the RSS accused the Centre of viewing the problems of People of Indian Origin also with a 'communal prism'.

The Organiser, the RSS mouthpiece in its editorial said the 'indifferent attitude' of the Government to the problems of Malaysian Hindus who were 'attacked, arrested and punished' for the crimes they had not commited, but the PM had 'lost his sleep' when a Muslim was arrested as a terror suspect in Australia.

The Government had turned a deaf ear to the problems of Malaysian Indians when Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was observed in the national capital. The Government and its leaders even refused an audience to the Malaysian Indian representatives.

when reports of Malaysia terminating the work permits for Indians was under circulation during the event the MEA claimed it had 'no knowledge' about it.

The final blow came when India announced to train Malaysian personnel to combat 'terrorism', the editorial said recalling the visit of Defence Minister A K Antony who during his visit to Kuala Lumpur did not say a word about the 'inhuman handling' of sensitive ethnic problem by the host country. Dozens of old temples have been razed and worship banned in several places amounting to violation of human rights and the government did not even attempt to extract extract some assurance during the visit, the mouthpiece alleged.

In Sri Lanka, millions of Tamils were caught between the Government and the LTTE but they were made to fend for themselves and surrender to the LTTE, the known devil, thinking it would not drown them. The rioters looted shops and establishment of Indians in Kenya, but India took the view that they were technically not Indian citizens.

If this is the logic, there is no basis for holding Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, meant to attract the Indian dispora longing for its link with their motherland, the article said noting that the treatment meted out of Indians abroad was because India was not able to stand up for its people.

Indians have migrated to every part of the globe living for generations but regarded India their home and gypsies were the best example of this faith.

The Government which spends huge amounts on the such events should also should listen to their problems of these people and should not just turn them as randezvous for fixing the deals, the editorial said.

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