Video on persecution of Rohingyas moves PM (Pakistan Observer)

A 20 seconds long short video compiled by anonymous person on persecution of stateless Rohingya Muslims of Burma’ had the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif emotional on Saturday morning, said sources. It was then the Premier formed a committee to help Rohingya Muslims on war-footing.

I don’t know how did the Prime Minister come across a video clip showing Buddhist mob slaughtering a young man. The clip showed the mob pushing a Rohingya on to the ground before a savage blow and leaving him on the ground, presumed dead. The clip made the PM sad, ultimately thinking to do something for them, said a source on Sunday.

It is worthy of mentioning here that, Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a country of 180 million (97% Muslims) Pakistanis for third time as Prime Minister, formed a committee on Saturday to sort out how to help the stateless Muslims of Myanmar.

Pakistan might be the first Muslim country to form a committee to help its Muslims brothers being slaughtered, strangled and burnt in Burma. Sources said, Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan government may ask United Nations to take notice of what’s going on against minority Muslims in Myanmar.

Pakistan, last month, expressed grave concern over the plight of the minority Muslim community in Myanmar, which has been facing extreme human rights violations at home resulting in flocks taking to the Andaman Sea to escape. Also on Sunday, officials from Foreign Office told Pakistan Observer that a draft resolution was prepared with the help of Pakistan and tabled at the OIC foreign ministers meeting held in Kuwait last month.

While the international press has widely highlighted plight of Muslims in Myanmar, exposed mass graves of Rohingyas found in Thailand and Malaysia, the Muslim countries except Pakistan and Turkey have failed so for to support their brothers and sisters.

A report of United Nations states that the Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted minority in the world and Myanmar is refusing to perform its duties to provide them with the basic human rights. However, no concrete step has been taken to ensure safety of minority Muslims in Myanmar.