Kargil: Thousands of people assembled at Jamia Masjid Kargil on Thursday to express their solidarity with the Rohingyas in Myanmar.
The protest organized by Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Kargil (IKMT) started from Jamia Masjid Kargil and passing through Main Bazzar Kargil culminated at Lal Chowk.
The protestors carrying placards raised slogans against Myanmar Government and international human rights organisations.
Addressing the protestors, MLA Kargil, Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai said that the forceful expulsion of Rohingyas from Myanmar and their ethnic cleansing was a test for Muslims living in subcontinent as well.
“We condemn the attack on Rohingyas and also criminal silence of Muslim Countries and UN based human rights organization on these atrocities,” he said.
Condemning the PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar, he said that the prime minister tweets after every incident happening in Europe “but when genocide is happening in the neighbourhood, he visits the same country with flowers in hands, which shows his real face of RSS Ideology”.
Karbalai said the Modi government is trying to change the demography of state for which the people of Kargil “must rise above party lines and be ready to defend, so that the events like Rohingyas would not replicate in J&K also.”
He also accused Ladakh Buddhist Association of spreading extremism and promoting hatred in the region in the name of Union Territory.
He condemned LBA president’s recent statements in which he said that the Buddhist villages in Kargil also demand UT status for Ladakh. Molana Abass Krrari and Sheikh Bashir Shakir also addressed the gathering and condemned the ongoing genocide in Myanmar.