Senate condemns mass killing in Myanmar (The Balochistan Times (Pakistan))

The senate on Monday condemning mass killing of Muslims in Myanmar urged the international community to intervene to stop this inhuman action. The resolution has been deferred.

The resolution to this affect was moved by Senator, Mohammad Mohsin Khan Leghari to draw attention of adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs on the plight of the Muslim minority Rohingya people in Burma.

Participating in the debate, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was not a local but it had become an international issue. He said the Rohyngia muslims were butchered ruthlessly adding they were stranded in the sea for many days which was a unique example in the world.

He said the massacre was being done in a systematic and organized way therefore the government should mobilize the international community to stop Myanmar government from such barbaric actions.

He said the government should demand the United Nations to dispatch its special representatives to Myanmar to restrain its government from doing such inhuman act.

He said even noble peace prize winner of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi who was also leader of opposition in Myanmar Parliament had remained silent on the issue.

Participating in the debate, Senator Barrister Saif said according to international law, the Myanmar government was persistently violating international law of human right.

He asked the foreign ministry to raise this issue before the United Nations.

Mohsin Leghari on the occasion called for taking practical measures instead of just passing the resolution on the issue.

He said Pakistan government should dispatch relief items through Navy to help the stranded Rohyngias Muslims in the sea.

Deputy Chairman of Senate, Abdul Ghafoor Haidry said the Prime Minister should take personal interest in this issue and mobilize the world community on diplomatic level, Organization of Islamic States (OIC) and through Untined Nations.

Participating in the debate, senator, Taj Haider said the Muslims living in Myanmar were helpless as no one in the world was rising voice for them.

He said Christians in Myanmar were also come under fire but the European Union came for their help.

He said Pakistan should demand UN to put sanctions on Myanmar for ruthlessly killing the Muslims there.

Senator Sajid Mir on the occasion said this was the responsibility of international community to intervene in this issue and use military force against Myanmar to stop it from its inhuman actions against the Muslims.

He said the Muslim word should jointly move forward for the Rohyngias muslims in Muyanmar.

Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah said that the best way to resolve this issue was to ask the neighboring countries of Myanmar including Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Bangladesh to move forward to help the stranded people.

Nighat Mirza also took part in the debate urged tho OIC to play its due role.

She said this issue could be resolved only if all Muslim states get united and raised voice against Myanar in the international community.

Senator Chaudhry Tanvir pointed out that there were only around 100,000 Rohngias Muslims in Myanmar and suggested that if few neighboring countries like Australia and Bangladesh owned them and provided them nationality then this issue could be resolved permanently.

Senator Tahir Hussain Mashadi said all the big democracies in the world who always spoke for human rights should raise voice on the issue.

He said the government should start a consolidated, diplomatic and well organized campaign to help the Muslims in Myanmar.

Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan said the government had already constituted a cabinet committee to look into the matter and it would present its report to the Prime Minister today (Monday).

Senator Saleem Zia observed Malala Yusuf Zai who was noble peace prize holder should raise this issue on the international forum.