Tuesday, June 12, 2012

OIC is concerned over the report of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

UK Foreign Office Minister Browne calls on all parties to end violence in western Burma The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses grave concern over reports of violence against Rohingya Muslim minorities in Arakan province and other parts of Myanmar.

It has been reported in the last few days that repeated attacks on Rohingya Muslims and their places of worship, properties and residences has taken place in the western province of Rakhine. Also disturbing are news reports of armed mobs surrounding the Central Mosque and the Auk Ywa mosque intimidating worshippers.

The OIC condemns such systematic acts of violence and intimidation against the peaceful Rohingya population who have suffered for decades and urge the OIC Member States and the international community to urgently request the Myanmar government to prevent such violence and loss of life and bring the culprits to justice.

As the country moves towards democratization, the OIC expects the Myanmar authorities to live up to their democratic responsibilities, take all necessary measures to stop violence in the Arakan region, maintain international standards and fully accord the rights of citizenship to Rohingya Muslims.

Source: diplomatic news

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