9:23 - September 11, 2017
News ID: 3463873
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Senior leaders of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states stressed the importance of taking swift action to put an immediate end to the ongoing brutal violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

OIC Leaders Urge Swift End to Violence against Rohingya Muslims

On the sidelines of the first OIC summit on science and technology in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana, the participants held an emergency meeting on the latest condition of the Rohingya Muslims amid the fresh wave of violence against the minority group and issued a statement.

The statement called for cooperation among Muslim countries aimed at dispatching humanitarian aid to the oppressed Rohingya and attending to the condition ofthe refugees.

The OIC leaders attending the Astana summit also expressed their deep concern aboutcrimes and violence against the Rohingya Muslims.

Addressing the summit on Sunday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani underlined the need for unity and cooperation among Muslim countries as the key to rid the world of violence and reach permanent peace.

"We have all reached a consensus that the Muslim world is a crucial and effective part of the global system, and its capability, progress and stability leadto global capability, progress and stability,” the Iranian president said.

Myanmar's government alleged last October that its posts had been attacked by Muslim militants, using the purported assault as a pretext for a siege on Rakhine state. It claimed that another attack had been carried out on August 25 this year, triggering the recent brutal crackdown on the civilians in that state.

Since the beginning of the fresh wave of violence, counteroffensives by Myanmar’s army have killed hundreds of people, burned thousands of houses, razed a large number of villages and depopulated vast swathes of land in Rakhine state. However, Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has dismissed the Rohingya crisis as a misinformation campaign, rejecting the occurrence of any clampdown on the minority.

There have been numerous reports of summary execution, rape, and other abuses against Myanmar's Muslims since late last year.

Source: Press TV


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