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September 12 ,2020

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The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has distanced itself from a statement made by one of its commissioners, Roshan Khan via social media.

ERC Commissioner, Roshan Khan.

In a Facebook post, the commissioner said, “Indians in Berbice need to create their watch and protection groups. Equipped with batons and sticks for self-defense only. Be firm and clever but never be the aggressor. Protect minorities in your communities.”
Khan’s address was made following a mass protest in Region Five where persons were demanding justice for two teen cousins, Joel and Isaiah Henry, who were brutally murdered.
In a press release on their Facebook page, the entity said, “The Ethnic Relations Commission wishes to disassociate itself from social media posts made by ERC Commissioner Hajji Dr. Roshan Khan Sr.” They further added the views of Khan does not coincide with the ERC’s mandate to promote “harmony and good relations”.
Kaieteur News understands that this is not the first time the Commission would have distanced itself from statements made by the Commissioner.
The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) in June had sent out a statement following statements Khan made at a press conference held on Monday, June 8th, at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, where he addressed matters about the recount of ballots and final tabulation of the votes following the March 2 elections.
The ERC had said, “The Commission would like to categorically state, that the views expressed by Commissioner Khan at that forum, were solely his, and not that of the ERC. Even as the Commission awaits the official declaration of the results by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) – citizens are urged to exude patience, calm, and respect for each other.”
The ERC would have been granted observer statuses for several of its commissioners, Khan included. They have since maintained that the views expressed in Khan’s posts are not expected of an ERC commissioner and they contradict the roles and functions of the Commission.
Citizens have since been calling for his removal from the Commission and their wishes were accompanied by opposition leader Joseph Harmon who referred to Khan’s statement as divisive and racial.

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ERC is a racist organization that only looks out for the welfare of black people in Guyana. I have noticed on social media during the election battle they allowed the useless blacks to write nastiness about coolies. When coolies reciprocate, they reminded them about being fined and Guyana's laws. I was a recipient of their memo. I did not hesitate to put them in place and continued my postings. They did not respond again to me. I asked them who gives a rat's ass about what they or think.

The ERC should be abolished. Waste of time, resources, and money for nothing. Six months during the election and up to the most recent times, they went after Indians and spare the blacks. I am not blind and so do many people who have the same concern. The ERC is cut from the same cloth of the PNC.

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@skeldon_man posted:

ERC is a racist organization that only looks out for the welfare of black people in Guyana. I have noticed on social media during the election battle they allowed the useless blacks to write nastiness about coolies. When coolies reciprocate, they reminded them about being fined and Guyana's laws. I was a recipient of their memo. I did not hesitate to put them in place and continued my postings. They did not respond again to me. I asked them who gives a rat's ass about what they or think.

Have you noticed how some House broken(token) coolie boys support the ERC?

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