Crackdown on ethnic Indian community’s protest march in Malaysia

November 25th, 2007 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25 (ANI): A protest march by ethnic Indian community in Malaysia had to face severe police action as tear gas shells and water laced with chemicals were shot at them.
The ethnic Indians, who are a minority here, were protesting against the discrimination faced by them by the government in areas like employment and business opportunities.
There were around 4,000 protestors who were shouting anti-government slogans on Sunday.
Ethnic Indian minorities were banned from holding the protest march by the government, which cited that the demonstration could lead to racial unrest.
This is second time in a month when authorities here have launched a crackdown on Indian community, who constitutes close to seven percent of Malaysia’s total population. (ANI)

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