Opposition Leader calls for Roshan Khan’s immediate removal from ERC
A Facebook post has led to calls being mounted for the removal of Roshan Khan as a Commissioner of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC).
Khan received widespread backlash for his comments which were made while tense and highly disturbing race-baiting protests were ongoing in Region #5 following the brutal murder of teen cousins Joel and Isaiah Henry.
On Thursday, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon also condemned the statement by Khan and joined in calling for his immediate removal from the ERC.
“Further we call for the immediate removal of Roshan Khan from the Ethnic Relations Commission following his divisive and racial comments on social media,” Harmon said.
Speaking during a virtual press briefing, the Opposition Leader contended that Khan is no longer fit to sit on the ERC and must be removed forthwith.
In the Facebook post, Khan had said: “In Berbice Guyanese 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.”
The post has since been removed from his Facebook page. Khan was appointed to the ERC in 2018 and was sworn in by former President David Granger
Back in June the ERC was forced to distance itself from statements also made by Khan during the prolonged election stalemate.
The ERC was constituted to promote harmony and good relations among all Guyanese.