The Romani (Gypsy) people originated in north west India, specifically in Rajasthan and the Punjab. Linguistic and genetic evidence has proven this. Around 1000AD they began to migrate westwards, either as slaves within Mahmud of Ghazni's Empire, or as free people fleeing persecution. Since then, they have been a wandering people, without a homeland, and have faced discrimination, persecution and ethnic cleansing pretty much wherever they have gone. The most dramatic treatment of these people was during Hitler's Holocaust. Termed "Porajmos" by the Romani themselves, this was an attempt to eradicate Romani people from Europe by way of genocide. This saw the deaths of anything between 200,000 and 2,000,000 Romani people (estimates are tricky owing to their exclusion from census taking and the lack of documentation in the Romani community). Indeed the Nazi treatment of the Gypsies was in many ways more harsh than that exacted upon the Jews. Many recorded events demonstrate how Nazi soldiers considered the Gypsies unworthy of even the concentration camps and murdered them on the railway platforms as they arrived. There are even records of how the Gypsies were pleading to be let into the concentration camps, only to be led straight to the gas chambers. But even before the Nazi Holocaust, the Romani were the subject of persecution and ethnic cleansing. In Europe, they were considered to be "spies of the Turks" and inspired ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. Prior to that they, along with the Jews, were considered to be "bringers of the plague" and faced all manner of persecution. Elsewhere in the world they were the subject of anti-immgration laws which banned their passing into countries such as America and Argentina. To this day, the Romani people, who have suffered such genocidal attempts and consistent persecution, are still the subject of much persecution and discrimination. To this day, the Romani people do not have a homeland. --- So, why don't we just create one where they used to live? National borders can be carved out for them across Rajasthan and the Punjab (map provided below for reference). Please feel free to use the blank map in the spoiler underneath to draw in precise borders that take your fancy. Spoiler : Aside from the minor issue of where the borders should be, there are other matters to consider. Such as resistance and public opinion. Nevermind either of those. The Romani can be provided with the most up-to-date military technology to deal with any insurgent Rajasthanis and Punjabis (and others by way of proxy) who might take exception. This can include a huge secret nuclear arsenal. It should be put to the UN to give a gloss of legitimacy. Any Indian opposition to the proposal need not be feared for they can just be ignored/vetoed. As for the wider global public, the Gypsy owned media can fudge over any attempts at crying foul play and much can be made of their genocide to tweak heartstrings where necessary. Please add any further strategies and devices that can and should be employed to ----> Give The Romani a place they can call home! --- Do you agree with this proposal? Please elaborate on your reasons why or why not and discuss the plan and its implications.