Afghanistan's forgotten gypsies seek legal recognition - News Summed Up

Afghanistan's forgotten gypsies seek legal recognition


But, though the Jogi men work also, often as day-labourers or caring for livestock, many Afghans accuse them of prostituting their wives while they stay at home and do nothing. Because most Jogi are effectively stateless, they also have limited options to move beyond Afghanistan’s borders. In 2006, he says, the Jogi petitioned Afghanistan’s parliament for official legal recognition. 50 displaced families return from Afghanistan after 4 yearsBut the presidential decree that would give them legal status across the country is still pending. In a country with so many problems the plight of the Jogi is not a priority.


Source: The Express Tribune March 08, 2018 06:07 UTC



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