Pakistan expresses concern over HR violation of Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Sunday urged Myanmar authorities to investigate reports of massacre and take necessary measures to protect the rights of Rohingya Muslims.
In a statement, the Foreign Office expressed deep concerns over reports of growing number of deaths and forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims. Calling for measures protecting the rights of ethnic Muslims minority, Pakistan has also demanded holding those responsible for massacre accountable.
“Pakistan will work with the international community, in particular, the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) to express solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims and to work towards safeguarding their rights,” the statement added.
Reports suggest that government forces in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, have beheaded and burned alive Rohingya Muslim civilians, including children.
Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where the minority Rohingya are concentrated, has witnessed violence by the army. Before a military siege was imposed on Rakhine late last year, extremist Buddhists carried out several attacks on the ethnic Muslim minority.



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