NEVADA: Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) said that gypsies reportedly suffered inequalities day after day in Scotland. Scotland government should show a strong political will to ensure the human rights of gypsy communities which were reportedly regularly violated.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that Scottish media should also show some maturity and instead of reportedly reinforcing negative stereotypes, it should highlight the maltreatment of gypsies who had been suffering from centuries. Mediapersons should follow journalistic ethics and fairness while reporting on gypsies, which they learned in journalism schools.
Rajan Zed pointed out that Scottish politicians should also refrain from painting a negative picture of gypsies. Scotland should come up with a national policy on tackling maltreatment of gypsies and ensure its implementation through local, area and national authorities.
This land of Saint Andrew, Robert Burns, William Wallace and Great Highland Bagpipe should be more welcoming to the gypsy brothers and sisters, Zed argued. Alex Salmond is the First Minister of Scotland.