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JI slams UN silence on Muslim genocide in Myanmar

 The News
 June 12, 2013
JAMAAT-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan has strongly
condemned the criminal silence of the United Nations, other world bodies and
international media on the genocide of Myanmar Muslim minority and said these
institutions were only watching the interests of non-Muslims and aggressive
In a statement on Tuesday, he called upon the Muslim world and the UN to
convene an urgent meeting of Security Council to save Myanmar Muslims from
extinction. He also called for an emergency meeting of OIC to take up the issue
and warn Myanmar rulers of strong reaction if it did not give up its unholy
designs against its Muslim minority.
Munawar Hasan appealed to the nation to express solidarity with oppressed
Myanmar Muslims by joining JI protest on Friday, June 14. JI Ameer said tens of
thousands of Myanmar Muslims had been murdered inside their homes and mosques
during the last several months but the champions of human rights have shut
their ears to their cries because in their eyes, the Muslims had no rights at
The Roohangya Muslims who had been living in Myanmar for centuries were
being ejected from their houses by force and their houses were being burnt
along with the dwellers in order to cause harassment.
The Myanmar rulers had also slapped several tough conditions for Muslim
minority to continue living there, including that they must not give birth to
two babies per family, not purchase properties exceeding some limit and not to
engage in violation of ‘laws’ against the Buddhist majority.
He said it was shameful that Muslim rulers, who were morally bound to come
to help of the oppressed brethren in Myanmar, were acting as agents of Islam’s
Meanwhile, JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan and Secretary General Liaqat Baloch
have condemned brutal police baton charge on people in Faisalabad protesting
over prolonged outages, and said this was something unpardonable. In a
statement, they said people who were being denied their basic needs had the
democratic right to protest and the attempt to crush them through state
machinery was condemnable. JI leaders appealed to the masses to lodge peaceful
protests and refrain from violence and damaging the state property as this
would harm their just cause.
Earlier, JI Deputy Secretary General Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha said the
federal budget of new government would be its first test and would show how far
the rulers kept their election promises. He expressed hope that PML-N
government would fulfill its promises and raise the minimum wages for workers
to Rs 18,000 as promised, and also raise salaries and pensions reasonably.