Our Correspondent /NEW DELHI
Prominent Indian Muslim organizations have expressed grave concern over the continued genocidal attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by the Buddhist extremists with the support of the government and urged the international community to convene United Nations’ special session for making the Myanmar government accountable for this.
Calling upon immediate steps for stopping the massacre of Muslims there, they urged the Myanmar government to respect international laws and human rights. The Muslims groups also condemned the attitude of the government of India towards Rohingya migrants and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘soft-approach’ towards the Myanmar government during his visit to the country.
The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (M) also urged the world powers to take immediate steps to stop the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims. JUH president Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri and its general secretary, Maulana Mahmood Madani asked the UN to convene a Security Council meeting for setting a deadline for Myanmar to change its attitude. In case of not abiding, it should be warned against the military action and economic blockade.
The JUH also urged the government of India to not stop its traditional humanitarian treatment with Rohingya Muslims, who are forced to take asylum in India. In this regard it said India should follow developed nations including European Unions.
Maulana Mahmood Madani said, “The Myanmar government has failed its duty to protect the life and property of innocent citizens in Rakhine state. It is very sad that Myanmar, 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.”
The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind also appealed to the Indian Muslims to observe Friday as “Special prayers day” for Rohingya Muslims and conduct special dua during Friday prayers.
The All India Milli Council said it is deplorable and appalling that the continued massacre of Rohingya Muslims has not shaken the world community’s conscience. Council leader Dr Manzoor Alam said it has never happened in the history that a particular “community was targeted in such a brazen and barbaric way”.
Dr Alam said Prime Minister Modi did not utter a single word about the targeted violence against the hapless Rohingya Muslims when called on the Myanmar leadership particularly to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Condemning the attitude of the world organizations, especially UNO and other world powers, Dr Alam also said the Islamic world and its representative body OIC did not do anything tangible to save Rohingya Muslims.
Popular Front of India also said the government must desist from deporting Rohingya Muslims as India is also hosting other countries’ refugees.