Nevada (US), June 27 (ANI): Hindus have applauded French actress Fanny Ardant (Ridicule) for defending Roma rights.
Addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France) on June 22, Lumiere Award winner Ardant, 61, declared: "We say Dosta! (which means enough) To injustice, humiliation, ignorance and violation of human rights." She further said that society had proved to be barbarian to Roma people.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Roma people were facing apartheid conditions in Europe and it was a wonderful gesture for Ardant to come out in their defense.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged other celebrities like Oscar winner Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Oscar nominated singer-musician Bono, Golden Globe winner entertainer Madonna (Evita), His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, etc., to undertake the cause of apartheid of about 15-million Roma people of Europe.
Many Hollywood and other celebrities had successfully worked against South Africa's apartheid in the past. (ANI)