SINDHIS - ALWAYS TAKEN FOR GRANTED
Today, 19th August – is a bank holiday in India on account of Pateti - Parsi New Year.
Prerna wishes the Parsi community “A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR” on this occasion.
At the same time, there is a sense of hurt and a feeling of being ignored.
The population of Parsis in India is estimated to be a miniscule approx. 70,000- i.e. approx. 0.006% of the total population of the country and yet the community is recognized and given due respect by the government by its declaring a bank holiday on the occasion of the community’s new year, whereas the Sindhi community with a population of over 4 million is not given the same respect and recognition.
This should not be construed in any way, as any resentment or ill-will against the Parsis, for they have undoubtedly contributed immensely towards the progress of the nation, for which they deserve all honour and respect and gratitude, and I have the highest regard for them and hold them in great esteem.
But being a stateless community, like ours – why is there discrimination between the two? Especially considering that we are in much larger numbers.
SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO REMAIN CONTENT WITH ALWAYS BEING TAKEN FOR GRANTED?
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