Slovakia’s Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) intends to file a criminal complaint regarding defamation of a nation, SMK press secretary Helena Fialová told the TASR newswire on May 9 because of anti-Hungarian graffiti that appeared in Nové Zámky in Nitra Region over the weekend.
"SMK views this act as deliberate provocation. The timing and place aren't random, as a situation in the upcoming census in Nové Zámky might emerge in which the number of ethnic-Hungarians could drop under the 20-percent threshold," Fialová stated.
SMK condemned the incident and said it considers it an intolerant act against peaceful co-existence. The party called on members of the ethnic-Hungarian community in Nové Zámky and other Slovak regions to not give up their native language, religion or nationality despite what it called provocations.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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10. May 2011 at 14:00