Civil society highlights Rohingyas plight (Dawn (Pakistan))

The Civil Society Network, BG Foundation and other organisations held a demonstration outside the press club here on Wednesday against the atrocities being meted out to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The participants said they aimed to draw the attention of the UN, OIC and international human rights organisation towards mass killings of Rohingya Muslims at the hands of Buddhists and seek practical steps for stopping the genocide.

They said the Rohingya are first humans and then comes the question of their creed, therefore, they must be granted their human rights.

They urged the government to use its diplomatic resources for convincing Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai governments to allow the Rohingya population fleeing Myanmar through sea to enter their territory and provide them with basic necessities of life.

JI: Jamaat-e-Islami central Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has said eviction of the Muslims from Myanmar and the discovery of their mass graves is a scar on the face of the so-called civilised world.

In a statement here on Wednesday, Mr Haq urged the Muslim world and the OIC to take pity on the persecuted Rohingya Muslims and pressurise the United Nations and the Myanmar government to stop their eviction.

The JI chief deplored that thousands of these Muslims were traveling in boats from shore to shore in search of shelter but no country was ready to provide them refuge.

It was unfortunate that Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia had closed their borders to these people and they were being pushed back at gunpoint into the sea, he said.

He made an impassioned appeal to the governments of these countries to help save the lives of the Burmese Muslims and provide them with basic needs like food and clothing.

Mr Haq appreciated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogans moral and material support to Rohingya people and urged other Muslim rulers to emulate the example.