Malaysian MPs seek BJP’s help against discrimination

via published on November 29, 2011

NEW DELHI: MPs from Malaysia’s opposition Democratic Action Party Monday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership to raise issues of “discrimination” against Malayasian Hindus in their bilateral meetings with the authorities of their country.

MPs M Manogaran and S Ramakrishnan said they had a cultural and civilisational bond with India and want it to provide “leadership on issues concerning human rights”.

Talking to reporters at the residence of BJP MP Tarun Vijay, the two MPs said there had been incidents of attacks on Hindu groups but their complaints had not been addressed.

The MPs, who have met BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, are also intending to meet senior party leader L.K. Advani.

They said they did not want India to interfere in their country’s domestic affairs and were not seeking any physical help.

Vijay said the MPs wanted to make people in India “aware about the discriminatory policies against the Malaysian Hindus”.

He said BJP hoped the government will take up their concerns as India is a signatory to universal declaration on human rights.

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