Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Human Rights in Christist Europe

Both France and Italy targeted the Roma with populist eviction policies, while long-running discrimination continues in much of eastern Europe.
"In some places, like Romania and Bulgaria, the laws applying to free movement within the European Union don't quite apply to them in the same way that they apply to other people."
The Guardian: Gypsies arrived in Europe 1,500 years ago, genetic study says


souixsie said...

Now what could have been taking place in India circa 1,500 years ago to cause this harrowing journey to take place? "Peace" descended on the Roma, and "love" has been with them ever since; including through Auschwitz.

nizhal yoddha said...

interesting question. the first 'peaceful' expeditions were around 1500 years ago, resulting in their capture of sind around 712 CE.

souixsie said...

The original paper which this report is based on specifically mentions that "(It) is held that a large number of aboriginal Doma were recruited in the Punjab to repel the Ghaznavid invasions of the kingdom of Jayapāla between 1001 and 1026....With the fall of the Hindu polities in what today is Pakistan, the westward migration of the Doma was set into motion....the timing of the Ghaznavid invasion presents the probable temporal and spatial historical correlation".