Nevada (US), July 3 (ANI): Hindus have appealed to the various nations of the world to do more for refugees, displaced persons, asylum seekers and stateless people.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that world should find lasting solutions to this problem and in the meantime work harder to protect, assist, safeguard rights, and resettle/integrate the uprooted. Countries needed to provide more humanitarian space to meet the needs of these brothers/sisters.
According to an estimate, number of forcibly displaced people rose to over 43 million last year, which was the highest level since mid-1990s. There are reportedly between six to 12 million stateless persons in the world.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that many persistent conflicts in various parts of the world were continuing without any signs of near future resolution. We, who lived in comfort and peace, should feel for the horrifying experiences of suffering, loss, and struggle these people endured and come forward to provide them welcome, hope, care, human dignity, fundamental rights and compassion.
Rajan Zed argued that it was a real and huge humanitarian crisis and urged world religious leaders and organizations also to come forward to help these affected people as religions told us to help the helpless. (ANI)