Jamaat-e-Islami takes out rally in Karachi to highlight plight of Rohangia people

Karachi, September 10, 2017 (PPI-OT): To express solidarity with the oppressed Muslims of Burma, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi on Sunday took out a big rally in Karachi. A large number of people from all walks of life participated in the rally. Protesters, carrying placards and banners, chanted slogans against the government of Myanmar. The rally was taken out from Numaish Chowrangi to Tibet Centre on MA Jinnah Road.

On the occasion, a large number of children donated their pocket money. Besides this, Sikh community in Karachi announced to donate Rs 50,000, Karachi Bar Council Association President handed over a cheque of Rs125,000 in his personal capacity.

The rally passed a resolution, demanding of the government to play its due role in connection with Rohangia crises and deport the envoy of Myanmar with immediate effect. The resolution also demanded of the government to pass resolutions in upper and lower houses of the parliament. It also asked the media to shun the policy of downplaying Rohangia crises. The rally demanded of the 34 countries Muslim military alliance to play its due role.

Besides JI leaders, delegations and politicians from other political, religio-political parties, trade bodies and minority communities addressed the rally. Addressing the rally, JI Pakistan chief Senator Sirajul Haq said that mass murders, rapes and other crimes against humanity are being carried out against Rohangia Muslims in Myanmar. He said that it is a matter of grave shame that not a single solid measure was taken despite the fact that atleast 56 Muslims countries do exist in the world.

He recalled that the Saudi Arabia led military alliance was constituted to tackle terrorism. Tens of thousands of people were being subjected to killings, rapes, torture and other offences, is this not called terrorism, he raised a question. Criticizing the government, he said that recently the rulers approached him, requesting him not to takeout the rally in Islamabad. He said he wants to ask the prime minister why cannot he visit Bangladesh and Myanmar when the first family of Turkey can do so.

He stressed the need to send back the envoy of Myanmar in Islamabad. He also urged the government to realize its obligation of launching an international diplomatic campaign for the Muslims in Rohangia. JI Pakistan Secretary General Liaquat Baloch said the government of Myanmar has been establishing new lows when it comes to human rights. He said that the Rohangia people were already deprived of citizen rights as well as basic rights but now their government has deprived them of the right to be alive.

He said that Islamabad has summoned the envoy of Myanmar to record their protest but, he said, it was too little and too late. Not only the envoy should be expelled but the international bodies be moved against the crimes of the government of Myanmar. The JI leader urged the Muslim world to shun their pity differences and get united for the sake of oppressed Muslims from across the world in general and in Myanmar in particular. He also lambasted the Narendra Modi led Indian government for supporting the government of Myanmar.

He vowed that the nation would not let Rohangia people alone. We will support them in all possible ways, he added. He said that the rally was taken out to highlight the issue on regional and international levels. He hailed the citizens of Karachi to raise their voice against brutalities of the Myanmar government against Muslim minority in the Rakhane state.

Mr. Abdul Shakoor of JI’s Alkhidmat addressed from the border of Burma and Bangladesh through telephone. He expressed the plight of Refugees who managed to flee from the genocide torn region. Asadullah Bhutto, JI Pakistan deputy chief, in his short address said that the response of United Nation as well as the government of Pakistan towards the Myanmar crises is shameful. He lambasted the government for not taking any solid measure against the government of Myanmar and asked the UN to shun dual standards and play its due role to halt the genocide of Muslims in Myanmar.

JI Karachi chief Engr. Hafiz Naeemur Rehman demanded of the Muslim world to take solid measures against the Myanmar for its criminal offences against the Muslims minorities. He said that if the 34 countries military alliance was not constituted to become a part of Shia-Sunni sectarian war, it should warn the government of Myanmar of armed response so as to halt the genocide of Muslims in Rohangia, Myanmar. He also asked the UN to withdraw the noble prize for the ruler of Myanmar.

Besides JI leaders, delegations and politicians from other political, religio-political parties, trade bodies and minority communities addressed the rally. JUI Pakistan joint secretary Aslam Ghouri demanded of the government to oust the envoy of Myanmar. Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) provincial Secretary General Tariq Hussain in his address said that the JI has led the campaign against the government of Myanmar.

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