Intervene diplomatically to support Malaysian Indians: BJP

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) Taking a serious note of the attack on persons of Indian origin in Malaysia while protesting discrimination against them, the BJP today urged the Centre to intervene diplomatically into the issue.

Condemning the brutal attack on the protestors in Malaysia, BJP president Rajnath Singh said the Government should summon the Malaysian High Commissioner to convey its displeasure. Malaysia should realise that the discrimination and marginalisation had drawn the people of Indian origin, constituting the third largest ethnic group in that country to take to the streets.

He said even though Malaysia became an independent country in 1957, the dreams of Indians living in the country to earn respect and dignity had been shattered.

The discrimination was not limited to lack of job opportunities for Malaysian Indians. Even Hindu temples were demolished unlawfully hurting the sentiments of the people across the world, Mr Singh said.

He expressed his party's solidarity with the Malaysian Indians in their struggle against ''injustice, discrimination and inequality''.


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