Hindus urge Trinidad and Tobago to restore visas of Hinduism students from Jamaica

Rajan Zed

RENO, USA — Hindus have urged Trinidad and Tobago to immediately restore the visa of three Jamaican students who were reportedly denied student permits to study Hinduism in Couva, Trinidad.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement, urged President Paula-Mae Weekes, Prime Minister Keith Rowley, Education Minister Anthony Garcia and National Security Minister Stuart Young to look into the issue, as the Trinidad and Tobago constitution provides for freedom of religious belief/practice/observance, worship and conscience; and prohibits discrimination based on religion.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, also urged The Inter-Religious Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (whose founding task was “speak to the nation on matters of social, moral and…

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