Thursday, August 30, 2012

Interfaith Press Conference for Rohingyas in front of UN (HQ) & RCI


Date: August 30, 2012


RE: Interfaith Press Conference for Rohingyas in front of UN (HQ) & RCI

New York City:- The Rohingya Concern International (RCI) actively participated in an Interfaith Press Conference led by BURMA TASK FORCE/NEW YORK on the date of August 28. 2012 in front of UN (HQ) in the New York City.

Many Organizations participated and showed their support and solidarity to suffering Rohingyas in Arakan,Burma who are the victims of Genocide.
All Speakers from the different organizations spoke out about the pogrom against the Rohingyas and spread awareness regarding the ongoing atrocities in Arakan against innocent civilian Rohingyas.

Dr.Shaikh Obaid led the ceremony and all speakers expressed their concern about the current situation of Rohingyas.The Speakers urged the President  Barack Obama and Secretary of State Clinton  as well as international community to address the suffering of one million Rohingyas in Arakan and those Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh. 

They also appealed to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Dalai Lama, leaders of Democracy movements and Buddhist Monks  to help stop ethnic cleansing in Arakan, Burma appealing the Burmese Govt.

The BURMA TASK FORCE has urged the Govt. of Bangladesh to open its border with Burma and offer full humanitarian assistance to those forced to flee Burma.
in cooperation with the international community.


The speakers at the  press conference were-
1.Dr.Shaikh Obaid...BURMA TASK FORCE
2.Mohiuddin M Yusof ...President/Rohingya Concern International
3.Imam Talib Abdur Rashid...President,Majlis Shura, New York City
4.Mariam Tanzila..
5.Mahtabuddin Ahmad.....HRDB
6.Advocate Abdul Aziz....Muslim Ummah of North America(MUNA)
7.Mubashhar Ahmad.....Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
8.Khwaja Mizan Hasan...Jamaica Islamic Center
9.Rev.Dr. Donna  Sch
11.Joe Lombardo

Note: A Big Demonstration for Rohingyas will be held on 8th Sept-2012
         in front of UN (HQ) and One thousand people are expected to participate
         in the peaceful rally .

Burma Task Force/New York is an alliance of mosques and Muslim organizations greater New York area launched to stop the ethnic cleansing in Arakan/Burma.

Contact:-Mohiuddin M Yusof

Information Desk
Rohingya Concern International (RCI)
New York ,USA

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