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Jahid Ikbal condemns Muslim massacre in Myanmar

Dhaka: Bangladesh New Generation Party-BNGP Founder Presedent  journalist Jahid Ikbal on Friday  strongly condemned reported atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar.

In a statement issued in response to local and international media reports suggesting widespread killings of Muslims.

he said that persecution of a particular community in such manner is blatant violation of fundamental humanitarian principles. Myanmar government’s silence on mass killings of Rohingya Muslims is disturbing.

Jahid Ikbal urged the Bangladesh government to mobilise diplomatic efforts on an urgent basis to stop the potential genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

He also urged local and international human rights organisations to fight against the potential genocide of the community.

BNGP chief warned that continued persecution of the community in Myanmar will fuel communal hatred both locally and internationally

Jahid Ikbal urged the international community to pressurise the Myanmar government to take urgent measures for ending the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The recent wave of violence reportedly erupted after the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman, allegedly by three Muslims, unleashed long-standing ethnic tensions.

According to Amnesty, most apprehensions appear to have arbitrary and discriminatory and there were credible reports of abuses including rape, destruction of property and unlawful killings by both Rakhine Buddhists and the security forces.

Due to decades of discrimination towards the Rohingyas, the United Nations termed it as one of the world’s most persecuted area for minorities.

The Muslims Rohingyas have lived in Myanmar for centuries, but in 1982, the then military ruler Ne Win stripped them of their citizenship. Many Others fled to Bangladesh where they live in pitiful camps.

A state of emergency was declared in the province while foreign media are still denied access to the conflict region.