Senate condemns atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar

Published: September 11, 2017
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A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the atrocities being committed on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and calling upon the government to immediately take up the matter with UN secretary general.

The resolution, moved by Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq, termed the oppression being perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims on the behest of the Myanmar government as “crimes against humanity”, Radio Pakistan reported.

More than a 10,000 Rohingya Muslims have flooded into Bangladesh in the past few days following an uptick in fighting between militants and Myanmar’s military in strife-torn western Rakhine state.

The impoverished region bordering Bangladesh has been a crucible of communal tensions between Muslims and Buddhists for years, with the Rohingya forced to live under apartheid-like restrictions on movement and citizenship.

The upper house of Parliament condemned the crimes and killings tantamount to genocide. It also urged the government to consider sending dispatching of relief and financial support to Rohingya Muslims.

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  • Anurag
    Sep 12, 2017 - 6:28AM

    Can you do anything other than issuing comments, doing protests and blaming others. No action from Pakistan so far, and people are still happy. How easy to fool the general public. Recommend

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