LAHORE: The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) will observe a solidarity day with the Muslims of Myanmar on August 3 against “the atrocities being perpetrated on them by the armed forces and the Buddhist hooligans”, announced party chief Syed Munawar Hassan on Wednesday.
The party chief called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the world community to adopt immediate measures to stop the massacre of the Myanmar Muslims. He also urged the government to requisition a special UN General Assembly meeting on the issue and demand an end to the killing of the Burmese Muslims.
Hassan, in a statement issued by the party, said that the UN and other “champions of world peace” had gone blind to the genocide of the Burmese Muslims and the repeated incidents of them being burnt alive. He said that about four million Muslims were facing the worst type of persecution and terrorism, and they were ready to migrate to save their lives but were being taken in custody and forced to apostate.
He expressed the view that if immediate attention was not given to the matter, it would end up in a major human tragedy.
He said that the atrocities being perpetrated on the Burmese Muslim were unparalleled, but “unfortunately, the world media, the UNO and Human Rights bodies were completely silent”. The Muslim rulers were also criminally silent, he said.
Hassan further urged the people to join the JI rallies on Friday in large numbers to arouse the world conscience on the issue and also awaken the Muslim rulers.