New Delhi: September 07, 2017
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind while expressing deep concern over coordinated atrocities targeted upon Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has urged the world powers to take immediate steps to stop it. In a statement released to media, JUH President Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri and its General Secretary, Maulana Mahmood Madani pressed the international body “UN” to convene Security Council meeting for setting a deadline for Myanmar to change its attitude. In case of non- abiding, it should be warned against the military action and economic blockage.
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has especially urged the Government of India to not stop its traditional humanitarian treatment with Rohangiya Muslims who are forced to take assyluim in India. In this regard, India should follow developed nations including European Unions.
Maulana Mahmood Madani said, “The Myanmar Govt has failed its duty to protect their life and property of innocent citizens in Rakhine state. It is very sad that the Myanmar government instead of responding to the concerns of the international community in a positive and constructive manner is showing arrogance by alluding to the security forces who are found involved in indiscriminate firing on civilians and burning their houses.”
He also felt dismayed over silence of the Aung San Suu Kyi, despite being in power in the state. Her studied silence is giving courage to perpetrators of crimes against the most persecuted minorities, said Maulana Mahmood Madani.
He stressed that the issue of Rohangiya Muslims should not be looked upon from religious perspective but this is entirely a humanitarian crisis. The regional powers must come forward to resolve it on this ground.
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has also demanded to conduct an international inquiry into the recent violence, granting free access to humanitarian aid groups and international media
(2) Rehabilitation to those who have been uprooted and forced to live in crammed camps without necessary amenities.
(3) Grant citizenship rights which has been denied to them under citizenship law of 1982 which is incompatible with international human rights standards enshrined in UN charts.
(4) All those who have taken refuge in other countries should be acknowledged as citizens of Myanmar enabling them to acquire refugee status and protection by UN agencies. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind appeals to the Indian Muslims to observe Friday as “Special prayers day” for Rohangiya Muslims and conduct special dua in Friday prayers.