Nevada (US), Oct 14 (ANI): Hindus have urged United Kingdom (UK) to work on inequalities which still remained entrenched and remove barriers to fairness, in view of comprehensive landmark 700-page report "How fair is Britain?" released by Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) of Britain on October 11.
Renowned Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it appeared that UK had a long way to go to be a more fairer and cohesive society, where currently many doors were eternally shut for some.Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that although now an ethnically and religiously diverse country, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland still seemed to be struggling with topics of multiculturalism, immigration, equality and fairness.
This British Report points out-"Public thinks that both racial and religious prejudice are on the increase". 'Immigration paradox' remains: about three quarters of the public say that they are concerned about the scale of immigration at a national level.
EHRC Chair, Trevor Phillips, said: "For some, the gateways to opportunity appear permanently closed, no matter how hard they try; whilst others seems to have been issued with an 'access all areas' pass at birth. Recession, demographic change and new technology all threaten to deepen the fault lines between insiders and outsiders." (ANI)