“Rohingya Muslims massacre has no comparison in the recent history but the silence of world community is shocking,” expressed Mr. Shafi Madani, All India Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind while speaking in a protest organised at the Myanmar Embassy in New Delhi.
The protest was jointly organised by Welfare Party of India, Janata Dal United, Lok Jan Shakti Party, Samajwadi Party, CPI, Indian National League and Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO), APCR. Mr. Madani demanded the UNO to intervene for stopping massacre of ethnic Muslim minority of Myanmar and also called upon the Myanmar government, through its Ambassador at New Delhi, to put an immediate end to all kinds of persecution of Rohingya people.
Mr. Madani further called upon the Myanmar government to give Rohingya Muslims back their citizenship, stop war-mongering and hate campaigns of fanatic Buddhists against Rohingya. “Bring to book all the civilians, police and military personnel involved in criminal activities, allow media and aid agencies full and free access to the affected area and initiate reconciliation process to bring communal harmony,” he added.
The speakers expressed serious apprehensions that Rohingya is one of the most persecuted ethnic minorities in the world and that Rohingya Massacre is not new. The new episode of organised ethnic cleansing was started on June 3, killing unknown number of Muslims by Buddhist junta (military) and Buddhist Rakhine militants. Unconfirmed toll numbers to 28000 within a month. On June 10, state of emergency was declared in Rakhine, allowing military to participate in administration of the region. The Burmese army and police have been accused of targeting Rohingya Muslims through mass arrests and arbitrary violence. Monks’ organisations that played a vital role in Burma’s struggle for democracy have taken measures to block any humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya community.
The speakers criticised the shocking silence of Suu Kyi (winner of Nobel Peace Prize and leader of opposition in Myanmar), Dalai Lama and world leaders on the plight of Rohingya Muslims.