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JI protest on 14th June against the massacre of Muslims in Myanmar

South Asian News
June 9 2013

LAHORE, (SANA): The Jamaat-e-Islami will observe protest day on Friday, June 14, against the massacre of the Muslims in Myanmar (Burma) at the hands of the Burmese government and extremist Buddhists.

JI spokesman, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, in a statement here on Sunday, stressed upon the Pakistan government to take up the issue of Myanmar Muslims with the UN and the Human Rights forums and register lodge its protest over that. He said it was also the responsibility of the new parliament of the country to take up the issue and adopt a resolution. Besides, he said, a parliament delegation should be sent to Burma to assess the situation and to express solidarity with the oppressed Muslim community in Myanmar.

Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, also impressed upon the Ulema and Muslims scholars to high light the collective responsibilities of the Muslim Ummah in regard to the miserable plight of the Burmese Muslims. He condemned the dual standards of the UN and the human rights bodies and said the silence of the world powers and their supporters among the Muslim rulers was condemnable.