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12:00 AM, September 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:10 AM, September 14, 2017

Violence in Rakhine

Condemnation continues

JU to protest; also to donate for flood victims

Leaders of Islami Andolon Bangladesh yesterday demanded that the Myanmar government immediately stop the “horrific acts of violence” against the Rohingyas and urged the global leaders to come forward to stop the atrocities.   

They slammed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, for failing to condemn the violence against the minority group of her country.

They made the remarks at a gathering in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque before heading towards Myanmar embassy in the capital.

The party's Amir Mufti Syed Muhammad Rezaul Karim (Pir Shaheb Charmonai) said the atrocities taking place on Rohingyas are unprecedented.

He urged the global leaders to raise voice and put pressure on Myanmar government to solve the violence soon.

He suggested that Bangladesh government should be careful in distributing relief among the Rohingyas so that no corruption takes place.

Later, members of the organisation started heading towards the Myanmar embassy. But they were stopped by law enforcers near Santinagar intersection. Afterwards, a group of representatives went to submit a memorandum to the embassy.

The party, on September 21, will also submit a memorandum to the UN office in Dhaka.

Meanwhile, Ameer of Islamist outfit Hefajat-e-Islam Shah Ahmad Shafi yesterday in a statement urged the government to put diplomatic pressure on Myanmar to stop repression on Rohingyas.

He also urged the UN and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play effective role in stopping the violence.

Hefajat will hold a protest throughout the country tomorrow in this regard. 

Expressing concern over the Rohingya issue, teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) will form a human chain on Sunday morning in front of Shaheed Minar on the campus, according to a press release. 

They also have decided to donate their one day's salary for flood-hit people in the country's northern part.

JU Teachers' Association (Juta) made the decision at an urgent meeting on Tuesday.

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