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Denouncing the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Burma, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has called upon the government of Myanmar to end the brutal killing of Muslims and treat them on moral and humanitarian grounds. In a press statement, Maulana Jalaluddin Umari, Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, expressed grief over the long term repression and oppression faced by the Muslims in Burma at the hands of the government and the military junta. Till now 20,000 Muslims have been killed and their houses and mosques are continuously being destroyed, forcing them to wander aimlessly. No human rights organisation, including the United Nations, has come forward to raise voice against this grave violation of human rights, neither has any relief been announced from their side.
He further expressed sorrow over the inaction of the Bangladesh government, as being a neighbouring country, helping the Muslims is not only its moral obligation, but also a religious duty. He praised India for upholding high moral and humanitarian character by continuously helping the poor immigrants from Burma. However the condition of Burmese Muslims still deserves our attention.
The Jamaat leader expressed satisfaction over the efforts made by JIH’s Khidmat-e-Khalq department in alleviating some of the miseries and pains of the Burmese. He also called upon the UN to come forward and help the Burmese Muslims in order to fulfil its moral obligation.