Wednesday, 12 June 2013

JI slams UN silence on Muslim genocide in Myanmar

Source thenewspk, 12 June


JAMAAT-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan has strongly condemned the criminal silence of the United Nations, other world bodies and international media on the genocide of Myanmar Muslim minority and said these institutions were only watching the interests of non-Muslims and aggressive powers.

In a statement on Tuesday, he called upon the Muslim world and the UN to convene an urgent meeting of Security Council to save Myanmar Muslims from extinction. He also called for an emergency meeting of OIC to take up the issue and warn Myanmar rulers of strong reaction if it did not give up its unholy designs against its Muslim minority.

Munawar Hasan appealed to the nation to express solidarity with oppressed Myanmar Muslims by joining JI protest on Friday, June 14. JI Ameer said tens of thousands of Myanmar Muslims had been murdered inside their homes and mosques during the last several months but the champions of human rights have shut their ears to their cries because in their eyes, the Muslims had no rights at all.

The Roohangya Muslims who had been living in Myanmar for centuries were being ejected from their houses by force and their houses were being burnt along with the dwellers in order to cause harassment.

The Myanmar rulers had also slapped several tough conditions for Muslim minority to continue living there, including that they must not give birth to two babies per family, not purchase properties exceeding some limit and not to engage in violation of 'laws' against the Buddhist majority.

He said it was shameful that Muslim rulers, who were morally bound to come to help of the oppressed brethren in Myanmar, were acting as agents of Islam's enemies.

Meanwhile, JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan and Secretary General Liaqat Baloch have condemned brutal police baton charge on people in Faisalabad protesting over prolonged outages, and said this was something unpardonable. In a statement, they said people who were being denied their basic needs had the democratic right to protest and the attempt to crush them through state machinery was condemnable. JI leaders appealed to the masses to lodge peaceful protests and refrain from violence and damaging the state property as this would harm their just cause.

Earlier, JI Deputy Secretary General Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha said the federal budget of new government would be its first test and would show how far the rulers kept their election promises. He expressed hope that PML-N government would fulfill its promises and raise the minimum wages for workers to Rs 18,000 as promised, and also raise salaries and pensions reasonably.

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