The meeting urges the government of Myanmar to eliminate the root causes, including the denial of citizenship based on the 1982 Citizenship Act which has led to statelessness and deprival of the rights of the Rohingyas, according to the OIC Chairman’s summary report of the meeting made available to the media on Sunday.
Journalists saw new fires burning in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left on the ground.
The Shiv Sena today alleged the Rohingya Muslim community posed a “threat to the integrity and security” of Myanmar, prompting “strong action” by the country’s government.
In New Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs has expressed India’s deep concern about the situation in Rakhine, where Myanmar’s security forces have launched counterinsurgency “clearance operations” that refugees say have resulted in indiscriminate killings and massive displacement.
Freedom of worship is a fundamental human right and no one has the right to persecute another over his faith, the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje said during a press conference held at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Headquarters Old Kampala.
“But we are all on alert so that no quarters can create disorder by exploiting the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar“, he said.
Rohingya Muslims want to divide Myanmar which no country can tolerate, it alleged.
“All indications point to the Burma security forces deliberately targeting locations that Rohingya refugees use as crossing points”, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s crisis response director, said in a statement.
“If she can not create peace and harmony within the community, how does she deserve this Canadian honorary citizenship?” said Nur Hasim, president of the Canadian Burmese Rohingya Organization.
The U.N. refugee agency says the number of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar since August 25 is now estimated at roughly 290,000.
Yan Zaw, a Hindu man sheltered at one of the 22 refugee centers now set up in Maungdaw, said terrorists had attacked his village armed with knives and guns.
While the government of Bangladesh is accommodating many displaced Rohingya, significant numbers of civilians are stranded along the border waiting for much-needed relief, while other communities in Rakhine have become internally displaced.
Some critics, including former Liberal ministers Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock, have also called for Ms. Suu Kyi’s Nobel Prize to be revoked.
Leader Aung San Suu Kyi: “That kind of fake information … was simply the tip of a huge iceberg of misinformation calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities and with the aim of promoting the interest of the terrorists”.