The coalition opposition is not taking too lightly a statement made by Commissioner Roshan Khan. The ERC however distanced themselves from the statement. Highlighting that the views expressed by Khan does not reflect the values of the commission, which Khan is apart of.
Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon said, “He is no longer fit be on the ERC, and must be removed forthwith.”
The statement that sparked the entire controversy read, “Indians in Berbice need to create their watch and protection groups. Equipped with batons and sticks for self defence only. Be firm and clever but never be the aggressor. Protect minorities in your communities”.
Khan however attempted to do damage control as an edited version of his comments were later updated. Despite this, the comments made by Khan were viewed by the opposition as inciting more racial tension.
The Opposition Leader called for the commencement of meaningful dialogue to bring an end to the ongoing violence on the West Coast of Berbice.