Rights activists protest against discrimination of ethnic Indians in Malaysia

December 24th, 2007 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi , Dec24 (ANI): Human rights activists staged a demonstration at the Malaysian high commission in New Delhi today to protest against the demolition of temples and discrimination of the people of Indian origin in Malaysia .

The demonstration was held in view of the Malaysian governments crackdown on ethnic Indians and the demolition of the Shri Maha Mariamman Temple in Padang Jawa town.

“We are protesting against the demolition of temples by the Malaysian Government and also want them to stop discrimination against ethnic Indians in Malaysia . We want them to free Uday Kumar and withdraw all cases against him,” said Rajesh Gogna, Convenor, Federation of Human Rights Organisations of India.

Gogna also added that the Centre was doing little to protect the interests of the ethnic Indians in Malaysia .

On November 25, Malaysian police had used teargas to break up a demonstration of about 4000 ethnic Indians.

Ethnic Indians, who make up about seven percent of the population, complain that they are marginalised in terms of employment and business opportunities and places in universities. (ANI)

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