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Iranian Students Condemn Silence of Int'l Bodies on Massacre of
Muslims in Myanmar
Iranian Students in a statement deplored the international bodies'
silence on the brutal massacre of innocent Muslims in Myanmar, and urged the
Muslim nations to take a clear and firm stance against this flagrant crime
and severe violation of human rights in the Southeast Asian nation.
"The so-called advocates of human rights and the international organizations
who have kept mum on this flagrant violation of rights are more criminal
than the pagan Buddhists and this silence is definitely accompanied by their
support for the criminal Buddhists' massacre the oppressed Muslims in
Myanmar," the statement said on Tuesday.
The Iranian students also
called on all Muslims across the world to break their silence on the ongoing
genocide in Myanmar, and prevent the massacre of their Muslim brothers in
the Southeast Asian country.
The government of Myanmar refuses to
recognize Rohingyas, who it claims are not natives and classifies as illegal
migrants, although the Rohingya are said to be Muslim descendants of
Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Burma as early
as the 8th century.
Even Myanmar's so-called democracy icon Aung San
Suu Kyi has kept quiet on the atrocities committed against the Rohingya
Myanmar's President Thein Sein said Rohingya Muslims must
be expelled from the country and sent to refugee camps run by the United
The UN says decades of discrimination have left the
Rohingyas stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their
movement and withholding land rights, education and public services.
Since June, hundreds of members of the nearly-one-million-strong
Rohingya Muslim minority have been killed and tens of thousands of others
among them have been displaced in the west of the country due to a wave of
Over the past two years, waves of ethnic Muslims
have attempted to flee by boats in the face of systematic oppression by the
Burma has a population 75 million with the Muslim population being
just 0.7 million. The Burmese Muslims have been under this
affliction after 1962 when the Army usurped the power in Burma.
A Rohingya mother and her children were turned back when
their boat tried to enter Bangladesh waters following the
sectarian unrest in Rakhine State in June. Bangladesh has closed
its borders to fleeing Rohingya, in spite of calls from the
international community to aid the refugees. Photo: AFP