Srinagar: Aimed growing condemnation over the failure of Myanmar government to stop the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, dozens of members of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on Wednesday also voiced their support for the victims.
Members of the ECA assembled inside Srinagar’s press-enclave and held placards which read “Stop genocide of Rohingya Muslims” and “Down with Burmese state terrorism”.
The protesters raised slogans against Myanmar government.
Farooq Ahmad Dar, President KEA, lashed out at Myanmar government for the genocide of the minority Rohingya ethnic group. He also accused United Nations Security Council of being a mute spectator to the violence unleashed over the Muslim population.
“Powerful organizations like United Nations Security Council are silently watching the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. They are acting as a mute spectator to the death and mayhem in that country,” Dar said.
“Had they (Rohingya Muslims) belonged to any other community, the response of world community would have been entirely different,” he said. “We are sorry to say that OIC is also in a deep sleep, we appeal all the Muslim countries to wake themselves up after looking at the conditions of Muslims in Myanmar,” he said.
“If Muslim nations don’t wake up, they would meet the same fate because they will get trapped in the conspiracies that have being hatched against Muslims all over the world.”
Protesters also questioned the silence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a two-day visit to Myanmar. They alleged that Modi too supported the genocide of Muslims in Myanmar.
“He did not condemn or mention anything about the massacre. I believe he too is supporting the chopping of Muslims,” Dar added.
KEA also expressed fear over the recent statement made by Union Minister Kiran Rijiju on on Tuesday when he stated that Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants and hence need to be deported.
The protesters later tried to take out a solidarity march, however, their attempt was foiled by police.