SAARC Chambers demands immediate end to atrocities against innocent Muslims of Burma


SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President and United Business Group (UBG) Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik Wednesday vehemently called on the international community to act sharply against the recent high grade atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya innocent and unarmed Muslim community in Myanmar as the fatalities in the last ten days swelled to thousands.
Talking to media here today, the veteran trade leader strongly condemned the series of crimes, assaults and massacres committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in the Rakhine region ofMyanmar, which resulted in the killing and displacement of thousands of innocent Muslims in the region. He said these crimes against the Rohingya Muslims are brutal and are acts of terrorism aimed at depriving of their lives for no reason.
He said the Myanmar government must take full responsibility for these “heinous crimes” and that the international community must shoulder its humanitarian and moral responsibilities in safeguarding the rights of minorities and freedom of religion and belief worldwide.
He called for joining international efforts to put an end to the sufferings and plight of Rohingya minority and to work for maintaining peace and security in the region through the immediate cessation of all violence and bloodshed. “Every time I see the news, my heart breaks at the suffering of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar” he added.
He urged the Muslim leadership especially Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Gulf states to raise the issue at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month.
He also suggested that all Muslim countries to severe all trade ties with the country “until the government of Myanmar takes measures to prevent the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims.
He also urged Bangladesh to open its borders for people fleeing the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.