Historia Inmediata


Mujeres de Afganistán


Dear Friends,

Please take a few minutes to read and act on this email.

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 Afghanistan.
 
Whatever your religion, or even if you have none, we hope that you will agree that this is fundamentally wrong. Remember, "All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing". Please do not do nothing, add your voice.
 
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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 following:
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 its 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
2. Robert Mitton - London UK
3. Paulette Budd - London UK
4. Andrew Peake - London UK
5. Pippa Howell - London UK
6. Cecile Kusters - Arnhem, the Netherlands
7. Sarah Malpas - London UK
8. Susan Donnelly - Newcastle UK
9. Paul Donnelly - London UK
10. Pauline Bartholomew - London UK
11. Is0bel McMillan London UK
12. Fiona Adamson
13. Minka Emina Kulenovic La Jolla, US
14. Cath Dolan, London, England
15. Liz Murphy, Murcia, Spain
16. William M. Rueter, Wisconsin, US
17. Jaclyn A. Knapper, Tennessee, US
18. Louise Morris, Tennessee, US
19. Joe Stoud, Matsuyama, Japan
20. Keiko Stroud, Matsuyama, Japan
21. Larry Asher, Nepal
22. Phyl Asher, Nepal
23. Reiny de Wit, Nepal
24. Helen Johnston, Nepal
25. Isaac Thompson, Northern Ireland
26. Anne Thompson, Northern Ireland
27. Paul Carter, Vancouver, Canada
28. Lois Carter, Vancouver, Canada
29. Bronwyn Short, Vancouver, Canada
30. David Short, Vancouver, Canada
31. Mark Calder, Sydney, Australia
32. Graham Wintle, Surbiton, UK
33. Geoff Chivers, Surbiton, UK
34. Derek Nathan New Malden UK
35. Mary Nathan New Malden UK
36. Rosalind  Preston, London UK
37. Marlena Schmool, UK
38. Ephraim Borowski, Glasgow, UK
39. Ruth Warrens, London, UK
40. Anthony Warrens, London, UK
41. Ian Goodman, London, UK
42. Liz Lightstone, London, UK
43. Elizabeth Simpson, London UK
44. Dimitris Kioussis
45. John_Griffin
46. Hermann Bujard, Heidelberg, Germany
47. Regine Bujard, Heidelberg, Germany
48. Konrad Beyreuther, Heidelberg, Germany
49. Ursula Beyreuther, Heidelberg, Germany
50. Horst Simon, Heidelberg, Germany
51. Michael Brand, Dresden
52. Dorothea Brand, Dresden
53. Christoph Lorra, Dresden
54. Martin Stocker, London, UK
55. Walter Staehmer, Goettingen, Germany
56. Michael Hans, Bonn, Germany
57. Wolfgang Mueller, Berlin, Germany
58. Claude Wasterlain, Los Angeles, USA
59. Jerome Engel, Jr., Los Angeles, USA
60. Gyorgy Buzsaki, Millburn, NJ, USA
61. Istvan Kenesei, Szeged, Hungary
62. Henk van Riemsdijk, Tilburg, The Netherlands
63. Johan Rooryck, Leiden, The Netherlands
64. Dany Jaspers, Brussels, Belgium
65. Herman Boon, Meise, Belgium
66. Walter Van Hemeldonck, Belgium
67. Lieve Jacobs, Belgium
68. Roger De Groen, Belgium
69. S.de Burbure, Belgium
70. Christian de Coune, Belgium
71. Baudouin Van den Abeele, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
72. Paul Servais, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
73. Carlos Barros, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
74. Israel Sanmartín, Santiago de Compostela, Spain