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12:00 AM, December 30, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:05 AM, December 30, 2019

OIC welcomes UN resolution against Myanmar

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has welcomed the United Nations for adopting a resolution strongly condemning atrocities against the Rohingyas in Myanmar.

“The general secretariat of the OIC welcomes the UNGA resolution,” said an OIC press release yesterday.

The top global alliance of Muslim-majority countries urged to redouble all diplomatic and political efforts to put an end to violence and persecution against the Rohingyas in Myanmar.

The resolution titled “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the 74th session of UN General Assembly at its 52nd resumed meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

This resolution follows the UN’s Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar report that declared Myanmar is failing in its obligations under the Genocide Convention to prevent, investigate and enact effective legislation criminalising and punishing genocide.

“The OIC reiterates its call on the international community to extend its support to the legal effort for justice and accountability for the Rohingyas,” said the release.

It mentioned that Gambia, as chair of the “OIC Ad Hoc Ministerial Committee on Accountability for Human Rights Violations against the Rohingya”, has filed a legal case in the International Court of Justice against Myanmar for violating its obligations under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Bangladesh is currently hosting over 1.1 million forcibly displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar. Most of them arrived since Myanmar launched a military crackdown on August 25, 2017, which the UN called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” and dubbed as “genocide” by other rights groups.

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