Petition gegen Kennzeichnungspflicht für Hindus
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> On May 23rd 2001 the Taleban authorities in Afghanistan confirmed
> that all Hindus will be required to wear a strip of yellow cloth
> sewn onto a shirt pocket in order to identify themselves. They
> claim that the measure is for their "protection". The world has faced
> this before, in 1939 the world was required, at great cost,
> to rid itself of Hitler's tyranny, it is not hard to spot his child.
> Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to relive it.
> The Taleban's record on respecting other religions gives great
> cause for concern that their ultimate aim, upon which they are
> intent, is "religious cleansing". They have already demonstrated
> their distain and intolerance for other religions and
> traditions by the desecration and destruction of the ancient Buddhist
> statues, our collective heritage, within the Afghanistan.
> Whatever your religion, or even if you have none, we hope that you
> will agree that this fundamentally wrong. Remember, "All it takes
> for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing".
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> To The Secretary General, Security
> Council and General Assembly of the United Nations.
> We the undersigned are appalled by the decision of the Taleban
> government of Afghanistan to require all Hindus to wear a piece
> of yellow cloth sewn onto a shirt pocket in order to identify
> themselves. An individual's communion with God, however
> they find him, is a matter of personal conscience and must not be
> the subject of intimidation or persecution. The right of
> everyone to worship as they wish is fundamental and inalienable.
> The United Nations was founded in order to defeat Hitler and his
> henchmen who required the same from another religion with all
> it's horrific consequences. It is completely unacceptable that
> nearly 60 years later history is repeating itself. We ask the
> 1. That the Taleban government is made aware in the strongest
> possible terms that the world will not countenance this
> perversion of human rights.
> 2. That prior to the United Nations and/or it's constituent members
> granting recognition of the Taleban government this
> obscene policy is reversed.
> 3. That the United Nations widen the terms of the trade sanctions
> currently in force.
> 1. Alastair Mitton - London UK