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Protests against Myanmar govt for persecuting Rohingya community

September 9, 2017:

Protests against Myanmar govt for persecuting Rohingya community
Protests against Myanmar govt for persecuting Rohingya community at New Delhi



NEFIS PROTESTS AGAINST MYANMAR GOVT FOR PERSECUTING ROHINGYA COMMUNITY!
EXTENDS SOLIDARITY TO ROHINGYA COMMUNITY!


North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) along with other organizations including Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) and DAMMS among others organized a protest against the Myanmar Government for persecuting the Rohingya community, today in Chanakyapuri, Delhi. It should be known that the Rohingya community has historically been discriminated against in Myanmar with an active help from the ruling dispensation.

In the recent months, however, their persecution has increased manifold taking the form of ethnic cleansing. Instead of strictly curbing their persecution, the Myanmar Government is actively denying the validity of incidents of their oppression. Against such inhuman stand of the Myanmar Government as well in solidarity with the Rohingya community, the protest was organized.

Protests against Myanmar govt for persecuting Rohingya community
Protests against Myanmar govt for persecuting Rohingya community at New Delhi



It should be known that Rohingya community in Myanmar has been denied any citizenship rights since decades, which has left them deprived of basic subsistence. Their plight has had been further intensified by their open persecution periodically, which has forced them to leave Myanmar or live in camps for internally displaced in Myanmar itself. Even in these camps, little need is felt to acknowledge their basic human rights.

Before the present spate of ethnic cleansing campaigns by Myanmar military, the community had been facing military violence in recent years. However, what is appalling in the present crisis is the role of Aung San Suu Kyi, a peace activist and the de-facto leader of Myanmar, who is vehemently denying the veracity of reports citing persecution of Rohingya community. Aid agencies estimate about 75,000 Rohingya people have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh from Myanmar since the violence erupted.

Protests against Myanmar govt for persecuting Rohingya community
Protests against Myanmar govt for persecuting Rohingya community at New Delhi



NEFIS strongly condemns the Myanmar Government for orchestrating a systematic campaign for killing Rohingya community and demands that the Indian Government exert diplomatic pressure on Myanmar Government to end the plight of Rohingya community.

NEFIS stands for equal citizenship rights for the Rohingya community and would be intensifying its campaign for building international solidarity for their rights and justice.

Chinglen Khumukcham,
Convener,
North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)


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