Defending religious rights: Protests breakout over killing of Muslims in Myanmar

IJT and TNFJ activists ask for a UNCHR inquiry to be carried out.

Our Correspondent July 28, 2012


Activists from the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) and Tehreek Nifaz-e-Fiqa Jafria (TNFJ) staged protests on Friday condemning violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar.

The IJT activists were led by Peshawar Nazim Abidullah Shaheen, while TNFJ activists were led by their provincial president Sardar Ali Qazalbash.  Demonstrators gathered outside Peshawar Press Club holding placards and banners with slogans against the Myanmar government’s policies.

They claimed thousands of Muslims were being slaughtered by Myanmar’s military leaders. They lamented the silence of Muslim and Arab leaders over the issue as well.

The IJT provincial Nazim suggested that an impartial inquiry be carried out under the United Nation Human Rights Commission (UNHCR).

Jamaat-e-Islami protests

Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) activists also took to the streets after Friday prayers, protesting against excessive power outages in addition to the violence against Muslims in Myanmar. At the occasion, JI PK-III candidate Khalid Gul Mohmand criticised the ANP government for failing to curb power outages.  Towards the end, it was discussed that another rally opposing muslim massacres in Myanmar will be held.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2012. 


Ajay | 11 years ago | Reply

Question- why do these people feel shame and worry about human rights selectively? or they consider only 1 set human?

Burmese | 11 years ago | Reply

What a bunch of contradicting folks you people are? You folks kill minorities and force them to convert in your country and point to others...what a paradox? Get things sorted first in your house and take care of religious minorities in your country before preaching us

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