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

Published: July 28, 2012
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IJT activists protest killing of Myanmar Muslims. PHOTO: EXPRESS

IJT activists protest killing of Myanmar Muslims. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: 

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. 

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Reader Comments (6)

  • a&a
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:47AM

    Why not JI is protesting for killing of Muslim by TTP in Pakistan ….???

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  • Jul 28, 2012 - 10:16AM

    why usa is not talkin now ??:

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  • Tahir
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:23PM

    I strongly condemn the brutalization and killing of innocent human beings, may it be Muslims or others. However, at the same time, I wonder how many of the protesters are actually aware of the background and realities of the problem in State of Rohingya in Myanmar at present? Factual information will help us configure our response on logic and rationale rather than sheer emotions. At the end of the day, a considered and rationale behaviour finds currency and emotions are dubbed as mere rhetoric! Needless to say, the choice is ours and the viability of this approach is not limited to this issue alone but is widely applicable to cover other lingering issues at present and in future too.

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  • fatie
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:36PM

    why muslim media is not taking any step
    shame on muslims shame on saudii ariba,s president

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  • Burmese
    Jul 29, 2012 - 10:30PM

    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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  • Ajay
    Jul 31, 2012 - 3:21AM

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

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