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HRDI supports hunger strike of Advocate P. Waytha Moorthy and demands endorsement of blue print of HINDRAF

To: The Hon’ble Prime Minister Dated: 20th March, 2013
Dato Seri Mohd Najib Bin Haji Tun Abdul Razak
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Blok Utama
Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan 62502 Putrajaya
Tel:603-8888 8000
Fax : 603-8888 3444

From: Mr. Rajesh Gogna, Advocate
Secretary General,
Human Rights Defense International,
New Delhi-1100011

Your Excellency:

I/We write out of concern for Mr .P.Waytha Moorthy, Chairperson of Hindraf, a Human Rights Organization in Malaysia. He has been on a Hunger Strike for the last ten days beginning the 10th of March 2013 which we understand is an open ended protest strike. His condition is steadily worsening and we fear for the worst.

The purpose of his Hunger Strike is to bring focus and general public attention to the policies of your Government that has resulted in the marginalization of minority communities in your country. Specifically he wants to draw the attention of your Government to the proposals Hindraf has drawn up in a document titled “ Hindraf’s Blueprint to bring the marginalized Indian poor into the mainstream of national development”. His demand is unequivocal in that he will end his Hunger Strike when your Government endorses the Blueprint plan in a binding manner and demonstrates the commitment to implement the proposals in the document and begins the process of implementation.

I/We urge you to be proactive about this situation and to initiate necessary steps to begin the process of negotiations and discussion around the issues raised by Mr Waytha Moorthy. The objective should be the development of a mutually agreeable and binding plan for the correction of the problems of marginalization of the Indian minority community in the period envisaged in the Blueprint document.

I thank you for your attention to this concern and look forward to your reply.

Rajesh Gogna, Advocate
Secretary General,
Human Rights Defense International,
8, Todermal Lane, Bengali Market,
New Delhi-110001
M- +91-9911-22-2251
L- +91-23718929

Copy to:

Hon’ble High Commissioner,
The Malaysian High Commission
New Delhi-110001

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