GOPIO Asks Government of India to Take Pro-Active Stand on Human Rights of PIOs Human Rights Experiences: People of Indian Origin in the Caribbean, Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe was the theme of an all-day conference held at St John’s University, in Queens, New York on Saturday, March 20, 2004.
|Date:||Fri, 26 Mar 2004 08:46:52 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[IndianCaribbean] On GOPIO Post Conference Press Release...and Guyana|
With respect to GOPIO and Mr. Ramsaran and others who worked hard to put this past conference together, I must admit this "Resolution on Guyana" is short-sighted and an immaculate display of a waste of phrases and words. I find it absolutely horrifying that given what Indians have been enduring since the 2001 general elections, given the recent resurge of criminal activities against Indians, such as that committed the night before the very GOPIO conference, involving 15 (yes 15!) armed criminals against a lone impoverished Indian family in Lusignan, ECD, and who publicly stated their need to acquire cash ( 6 Million) to finance their criminal-political program against Indian interest, that GOPIO would give us 3 (yes 3!) lines!!! GOPIO has to decide whether it will spend its time with the President of Guyana/PPP (as occurred earlier this month), which has failed to protect all Guyanese, including the Indian electorate which voted it into office (unfortunately), or, to come clean with the Indian people of Guyana. It cannot do both. Either GOPIO wants to address our issues (issues of the Indian population) or that of the standing government. This half-hearted resolution composed in typical Xeroxed fashion is gross disregard to all the crime victims of Guyana, those to become victims, and all of us altogether. As a young Indian Guyanese who attended the GOPIO conference, I am shocked at this kind of leadership and representation. This does not speak well for my generation. Regards, Rakesh Rampertab www.guyanaundersiege.com
JUSTICE FOR INDIANS WILL ONLY COME FROM THE BARRELS OF GUNS !
Monday, March 22nd 2004