The “International Gypsy King” demands that India recognize Roma as “expatriates” of the Indian diaspora. Romanian gypsies are demanding in an ultimatum that India recognize them as Indian diaspora living abroad, otherwise they will appeal to the international court, said on September 23 on the Romanian resource G4Media.ro, “the international king Roma” Dorin Cioaba.
“King” Choabe, who has presented a new candidacy for the presidency of the International Roma Association (IRU), told Turnul Sfatului in Sibiu that six years ago India’s foreign minister called about 20 million Roma living in the world “Children of India”. . But since then, believes the “gypsy king”, no progress has been made and the issue has not received official recognition.
“We will appeal to the International Court of Justice if we are not recognized as a diaspora nation, as has been promised for decades, because we want international recognition. We don’t want to go to India, we don’t want to pressure the Indian government to help us, we just want international representation so we are no longer “nobody’s sons”. Romanians say we’re not one of them, Brits say we’re not one of them. When we are good, everyone sees us as their own, when we are bad, everyone chases us away,” Choabe said in an interview with G4Media.
Doreen Cioaba inherited the title of “International Gypsy King” from her late father Florina Choabe in 2013. The youngest son of the late “monarch” – Daniel Choabe was also “crowned” at the funeral. He received the title “King of Rome” in Romania.
In Romania, with a permanent population of 19 million, 620,000 people identified themselves as Roma in the last census. According to sociologists, the number of members of the Roma community who do not want to recognize their identity due to social stigma in Romania could be several times higher.