Srinagar: Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and all other religious organisations of Kashmir in a joint statement strongly condemned the persecution and ‘ethic cleansing’ of the minority Muslim rohingya (Rakhine State) community and its people by the Myanmar Government.
“Young children, women and men, the old and the disabled are all being tortured, set on fire, raped, murdered and their houses burned,” they said.
“This torture is done only due to the Rohingya faith particularly the religion practised (Islam) which the army and the government deem foreign to the state’s religion which is Buddhism,” the statement said.
All these organisations questioned the ‘criminal silence’ and inaction observed by the international community over the brutal killing and persecution of Rohingya Muslims at the hands of majority community of Myanmar, stating that it extremely unjust that Rohingyas are being hounded and killed for their religious beliefs.
They said the Organization of Islamic countries should break its criminal silence over such a serious issue confronting a large Muslim population of Rohingyas and play its role to stop their killings and persecution by the Myanmar state .
The statement urged the world community and international human rights bodies to do their ‘duty’ and come to rescue of Rohingya Muslims by putting pressure on Myanmar Government and its military to stop the hate killings and persecution of Rohingya Muslims and let them live peacefully in their own land.
The statement said to show support and express solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims, people of Kashmir will observe coming Friday, September 8 as “Solidarity Day” with them . On that day post Friday prayers peaceful protest will be held and a joint resolution framed by the MMU and others ,will be passed in all Masjids, Shrines and Imam Baras of the Valley which will reflect Kashmiri people’s unanimous support to the Rohingyas.