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Thousands Protest in Delhi against Persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar

21 Sep 2017 01:09 PM, IST


Thousands Protest in Delhi against Persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar
Thousands Protest in Delhi on 21 Sep 2017 against persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar. (Photo - IndiaTomorrow.net)

Ghazanfar Abbas, IndiaTomorrow.net,

New Delhi, Sep 21: Thousands of people held a massive protest demonstration on Thursday against the ongoing persecution and exodus of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind, was leading the protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar near the Parliament House.

 

"We have gathered in solidarity with the oppressed and to oppose the oppressors," said Maulana Madani while addressing the massive gathering.

 

"Rohingya's persecution is equal to ethnic cleansing of Jews that happened in Germany," he said.

 

Maulana Mahmood Madani (speaking), Navaid Hamid (centre) and other community leaders at Jantar Mantar  

 

He also strongly criticized the Indian government for its anti-Rohingya stand.

 

"It is not a question of Muslims, it is the question of India's dignity and humanity. Indian constitution gives right to grant citizenship to other people but here the government is not even ready to give status of refugee to Rohingyas," said Maulana Madani.

 

"May be Indian government, either due to its politics, cheap mentality or helplessness, is ready to defame India but Indian people cannot defame their country. India is known for standing with the oppressed but today it is with oppressors. It is condemnable," he said.

 

Thousands protest in Delhi on 21 Sep 2017 against persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar

 

"Is it Vasudheva kutumbkam (whole world is one family)? Indian government must change its policy," he demanded.

 

On the Indian government's stand that around 40,000 Rohingyas living in India are a security threat and they could be terrorists, a protester said: "It is shameful that our government is declaring terrorist those who can't fill their stomach and cover their bodies. I saw on a TV channel that our government is investigating against those who are providing food to these hapless people. Isn't it shameful? Is helping the helpless a crime?"

 

Leaders from other Muslim organizations including Navaid Hamid, President, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat were also there to raise their voice along with Jamiat.

 

For past three weeks, following violence and killing in Rakhine state of Myanmar, around four lakh Rohingyas have fled to neighboring Bangladesh and are living in relief camps.




Keywords : Rohingya ,   Rakhine ,   Myanmar ,   Mahmood Madani  




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21 September 2017 09:18 PM
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