Friday, June 20, 2014

No Action Against Offensive Signboard in PJ Hindu Temple by Rajiv, Says Father of Disabled



Sign outside the temple
discriminated by a Hindu temple in Petaling Jaya several months ago is fuming that Bukit Gasing state assemblyman, Rajiv Rishayakaran, has "done nothing until now" to bring justice for his girl and other disabled devotees who have been barred from entering the temple.

This morning, much to his dismay and outrage he discovered the offensive signboard still standing outside on grounds of the Maha Sivan Temple in Petaling Jaya in Selangor with the words "wheelchairs are considered just like slippers and shoes and are not allowed in the temple grounds."

Rajiv who promised to resolve the matter
Complaints on the discriminatory signboard were duly made months ago to Rajiv as well as Cynthia Gabriel, MBPJ councillor for the area. 

The issue was also highlighted to MBPJ disabled councillor Sia Siew Chin who is supposed to look into areas of the handicapped in the city. 

Cynthia, councillor for the temple
And despite the fact that the father had joined a group of disabled devotees to hold a public protest against a temple more than a month ago, no action has been taken by anyone.

"I gave Rajiv an ultimatum of removing the signboard at once or I will make a complaint to his higher ups," the father told PET+BLOGSPOT this afternoon.

The matter is also being currently investigated by Suhakam, the Malaysian human rights government organisation.  

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