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Indian leader urges UN to play pivotal role in saving Rohingya Muslims

 Ahlul Bayt News Agency: April 9, 2013 Expressing solidarity with the victims, an Indian Muslim leader Tuesday urged the UN to play a pivotal role in stopping the violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan, President of All India Muslim Majlis Mushawwarat (AIMMM) said: “The root of the problem is the racist attitude of the government of Myanmar that does not recognize them as its own citizen. As the result, the atrocities committed on Rohingya Muslims seems planned, and organized. The involvement of Myanamr government in widespread bloodshed and destruction could not be ruled out”.

Noting that the Myanmar government has systematically persecuted the Rohingya Muslims for years, stripping them of their basic rights and subjecting them to poverty and oppression, the AIMMM leader urged the UN to intervene immediately and pressurize the Myanmarese government to stop the persecution of the Rohingya minorities and to find a justice-based amicable solution.

Zafrul further noted that it is unfortunate that the self styled champions of human right forces always stand concerned about the religious minorities living in Muslim countries and always ready to take improper actions, were mute over the violence and oppression committed against the Muslims in Myanmar.

Criticising the Suu Kyi’s silence on the plight of Rohingya Muslims, he urged the world-known personality to break her silence on the issue as part of her fight for democracy.

The Indian Muslim leader suggested that to save innocent lives of Muslims in Myanmar from this heinous crime of humanity, sanctions should be imposed on Myanmar.

Zafrul Islam also appealed to the Government of India and Muslim ountries to make use of their influence upon the Myanmar Government to stop the killings and protect the lives and rights of Rohingya Muslims.