The lawyers of district bar association on Friday boycotted courts to protest atrocities against Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.
They condemned the atrocities of Burmese monks and their followers in Rohingya.
Earlier, the Punjab Bar Council had called on lawyers to boycott courts across the province to protest the crisis in Burma. Talking to newsmen, Multan Bar Association president Khalid Ashraf Khan said the atrocities being faced by Rohingya Muslims in Burma should be condemned.
He said it was imperative that people rise to help Burmese Muslims and ensure their protection. He said the government should appeal to the United Nations to intervene in Burma. He said the international community was showing double standards over the genocide. He said the government must call for action against Buddhist “fanatics”. A demonstration was also held in Nawan Shehr to condemn the Buddhist monks. The protesters were carrying placards inscribed with slogans denouncing cruelties against Muslims in Burma and demanded religious freedoms for them.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2015.