FPCCI condemns violence against Rohingya Muslims

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Tuesday condemned unabated violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma and called on the United Nations and other international institutions to save the innocent from being murdered in the most brutal way.
Amid growing global outcry over violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma, some of the Muslim countries have taken some steps to prevent further bloodshed but the situation seems unchanged, it said.
This humanitarian crisis has to stop immediately as many have been murdered, thirty thousand homes burnt and some 90,000 persecuted refugees have crossed into Bangladesh in the last ten days, many of them wounded and traumatized, said Zubair Tufail, President FPCCI. He said that Aung San Suu Kyi, the ruler of Burma has failed to ensure peace and protect the Muslim minority while her silence over the issue is being criticized globally.
She is one of the few people with the moral authority and mass appeal to influence the situation, but she is not responding to the calls which is criminal, he added.
He said that reports, images, and videos of killings by security forces and Buddhist monks and forced displacement have sparked anger on a global level.
Zubair Tufail said that carnages in Burma have resulted in protests across the Muslim world while different countries are under pressure from the masses to mobilize the force to save their brethren.
The Maldives has announced that it was severing all trade ties with Burma until the government of Myanmar takes measures to prevent the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims.
Muslims do not have citizenship despite having lived in Burma for 600 years, they have been long abused by government policies such as forced labor, forced migration, extortion, and severe restrictions on movement, he said.

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