Jamaat urges Govt. of India, United Nations to help Rohingya Muslims
New Delhi, Sep 7: India's largest socio-religious Muslim organization has urged the central government of the country, United Nations and international human rights organizations to help Rohingya Muslims who are facing persecution in Rakhine area of Myanmar.
While expressing deep concern over reported killings of Rohingya Muslims, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, President, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Wednesday demanded the United Nations, the OIC and various human rights organizations "to pressurize the Burmese government to stop killing their own countrymen, to restore their citizenship, to remove all restrictions on their travel and to focus on their social and economic upliftment."
Maulana Umari also urged the Government of India to talk to the Burmese Government on this issue and pressurize them to restore the constitutional and citizenship rights of the Rohingya Muslims.
Regarding the Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in India, President of Jamaat said: "Indian government should continue allowing them to stay in India as refugees till as time their constitutional and citizenship rights are not restored in Myanmar."
Jamaat leader expressed surprise over the silence of the Foreign Minister and State Counsellor of Burma and Nobel Peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi over the killings of Rohingya Muslims.