Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Myanmar: Indian Muslim body strongly condemns persecution of Muslims in Myanmar

Source: IRNA

New Delhi, April 17, IRNA – A leading Indian Muslim body Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) Tuesday strongly condemned the persecution of Muslims in Myanmar.

In a resolution issued at the end of the day-long national executive meet here today, the JUH urged the international community to intervene in stopping the senseless violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

“Terming Myanmar government’s initiative as mere deceptive, the resolution demanded immediate cessation of assault upon Muslims triggered by extremist Buddhist mobs and ban on groups which fan hatred and plan to kill innocents.

It further demanded to provide relief and rehabilitation to those who have been uprooted and forced to live in camps without necessary amenities and put forward a plan for the displaced to return to their homes.

The resolution also urged the Indian government to take immediate steps to influence upon Myanmar government to grant citizenship rights which has been denied to The Rohangiya Muslims under citizenship law of 1982 which is incompatible with international human rights standards enshrined in UN charter.

“All those who have taken refuge in other countries should be acknowledged as citizens of Myanmar enabling them to acquire refugee status and protection by UN agencies,” demanded the resolution.

Thousands of innocent Rohingya Muslims, including women and children were butchered and millions displaced in ethnic violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar.