Minister for Women and Children Lynda Tabuya (left), Opposition Member of Parliament Premila Kumar. [Source: Fiji Government/ Facebook]
Minister for Women and Children Lynda Tabuya has called on Opposition Member of Parliament Premila Kumar and her party to stop sowing seeds of fear.
This after Kumar claimed that on May 14, 1987, during the first coup, many Girmit descendants were raped and made second-class citizens.
Kumar says that while Girmit Day is welcomed, May 14th is not appropriate as this day will not be solely dedicated to Girmitiyas.
“They will see 14th May as the Day, many descendants of Girmitiyas were raped, tortured, made homeless, and relegated to second-class citizenship. Any other day before that could be a good option.”
Minister for Women and Children Lynda Tabuya speaking in parliament. [Source: Fiji Government/ Facebook]
Tabuya says the accusations are baseless.
“Honourable Premila Kumar states the rape of Indo-Fijian women and Children in 1987, give us the facts, where are the complaints. Your entire campaign FijiFirst ran on sowing seeds of fear and hatred against our leader.”
Tabuya says this is the new Fiji and has assured that Indo-Fijians are protected under the coalition government’s leadership.