Srinagar: Pakistan has called for an end to the ‘systematic’ and ‘organised’ violence against Muslim minority residents of the Rakhine in Myanmar.
Pakistan’s statement came as Muslim leaders across the world condemned Myanmar for the violence as well as the conspicuous silence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the issue.
As per reports Pak Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has expressed his “deep anguish at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Asif deplored the violence and serious human rights violations of the Rohingya Muslims, as well as violation of international humanitarian law.
He also expressed concern over the spread of hate speech and incitement to violence, discrimination and prejudice against Muslims and members of national ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.
According to reports nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh in the past 10 days following an uptick in fighting between militants and Myanmar’s military in strife-torn western Rakhine state. The impoverished region bordering Bangladesh has been a crucible of communal tensions between Muslims and Buddhists for years, with the Rohingya forced to live under apartheid-like restrictions on movement and citizenship.