Hindus and Jews criticize Helsinki for Roma eviction

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Nevada (US), Aug 12 (ANI): Hindus and Jews have strongly criticized reported eviction notices to Roma camps in Helsinki (Finland) without providing alternatives.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a joint statement in Nevada today, said that it was simply inhuman to continuously crack down on poor Roma.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, and Rabbi Freirich, also said that begging ban proposal appeared to discriminate against Roma people and might involve ethnic profiling which was in violation of Finland Constitution and European Convention of Human Rights. All should be equal before the law, they added.

Rajan Zed and Jonathan Freirich argued that instead of systematic discrimination against Roma, Finland should work on poverty elimination and Roma inclusion programs. Politicians should refrain from making political capital out of helpless Roma in view of upcoming April parliamentary elections. (ANI)

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