UNO, OIC asked to act against Burmese Muslims' genocide
22 July, 2012
KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti has demanded of the United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) to play their due roles against ongoing genocide of Burmese Muslims.
Mahenti on Saturday dispatched letters to the UN, OIC, ambassadors, diplomats and government executives to convey the concerns of Pakistani nation over the issue and urged them to play their due roles instead of speculating over the bitter violations of human rights and genocide of Muslim minority in Burma by the fanatic Buddhist extremists and Burmese armed forces under the aegis of the Burmese military dictatorship.
Mahenti in his letters reminded that so far around 20,000 Muslims had been killed in Myanmar while more than 90,000 were forced to leave their homes for fear of being killed. "Worship places and properties of Muslims were set ablaze.
The genocide of the Muslims in Myanmar was not a new matter but the history of Myanmar had a chain of such episodes of genocide of Muslims." In 1942, the Buddhists extremists had killed more than 20,000 Muslims and the genocide of the Muslims in Myanmar was being continued since 1962.
He said that the military dictatorship of Myanmar had started massacre of the Muslims in 1976 after the Muslims demanded rights; thus, the affected Muslims had to flee to Bangladesh for refuge. However, the Bangladesh government had in recent incidents of migration refused to accept the Burmese migrants. More than 1 million Burmese Muslims had so far been rendered homeless, thousands were burnt alive, children and women were brutally killed by the fanatic Buddhists.
In 1958, Buddhism was declared as official religion of Myanmar after which the Buddhists extremists had been carrying out massacre of the Muslims.
In Rohingya alone, hundreds of villages of Muslims were set ablaze, women, men and children were chased and killed and their bodies were thrown into fire.
Mahenti demanded of the international community, especially the UNO, OIC, Amnesty International, International Human Rights NGOs, and countries of the West to play their role in the prevention of Muslims' genocide and respect rights of the Muslim minority in Myanmar.