Nevada (US), Sept 11 (ANI): Hindus have asked European Commission (EC) to demand adequate compensation from France and Italy for Roma (Gypsy) communities whose settlements were demolished and/or they were deported.
Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that France and Italy seemed to be defying the pressure and continuing with their maltreatment of Roma.
It was time for EC to show some guts and censure France and Italy.
Targeting of helpless Roma community was clearly xenophobia, discrimination and stereotyping.
Europe's most persecuted and discriminated community, Roma were reportedly facing apartheid conditions in Europe.
Roma reportedly regularly encountered social exclusion, racism, substandard education, hostility, joblessness, rampant illness, inadequate housing, lower life expectancy, unrest, living on desperate margins, stereotypes, mistrust, rights violations, discrimination, marginalization, appalling living conditions, prejudice, human rights abuse, etc., Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, added. (ANI)