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Mushawarat expresses concern for Rohingyas and Egypt

New Delhi: In a press conference here on 20 May at the central office of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, Indian Muslim leaders asked the world community and major world powers to apply pressure on the Mayanmar government to stop persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority and if the military rulers of Mayanmar do not oblige, world powers should boycott it and impose on it the same kind of sanctions which were applied on the apartheid regime of South Africa. The Muslim leaders also appealed to the Southeast Asian countries to come to the rescue of the thousands of hapless Rohingyas stranded at present in high seas in the area with no food or water.

AIMMM press conference on Rohingyas and Egypt

The Muslim leaders also spoke on the worsening situation in Egypt. They condemned the wholesale death sentences being dished out there by the military government against its political opponents. The Muslim leaders said that Egypt’s current military government is pushing that country towards civil war. The Muslim leaders appealed to the US and Gulf rulers, in particular, to pressurise the Egyptian military government to desist from its revengeful acts and to give democracy through free and fair elections a chance.   

The press conference also commented on the first year of the Modi government and said that this government has utterly failed to translate its promises and claims into reality. It has given full freedom only to the Hindutva elements to spread hatred and violence and to the big corporates to loot the country.  

The press conference was addressed by the President of AIMMM, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, Vice President of Jamaat-e Islami Hind, Mr. Nusrat Ali, AIMMM general secretaries Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi and Masoom Moradaadi.

For the full statement of AIMMM on this occasion, please visit: http://www.milligazette.com/news/12364-indian-muslim-leaders-demand-the-world-community-to-intervene-to-save-the-rohingyas-and-egypt

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 June 2015 on page no. 13

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