Muslims not part of conflict in Rakhine: Aung San Suu Kyi
04:09 PM, December 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:20 PM, December 11, 2019

Muslims not part of conflict in Rakhine: Suu Kyi

Refuting the allegation of the ongoing genocide against Rohingyas in Rakhine, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi today told the UN’s highest court that Muslims are not part of the conflict.

She was speaking in Myanmar's defence at the UN's top court, a day after the Gambia brought the allegation of the ongoing genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine.

“Muslims are not the part of this conflict,” the told the International Court of Justice at the Haque.

She said there is a conflict between the Buddhist Arakan army and Myanmar defence forces.

A 17-member panel of judges of ICJ was hearing a case, the first international legal attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over alleged mass killings of the Rohingya minorities in 2017, filed by the Gambia on November 11.

Yesterday, the Gambia accused Myanmar of breaching the 1948 genocide convention and urged the UN top court to order Myanmar to stop genocide against the Rohingya minority.

The African country unfolded the evidence of genocide against Rohingyas before the International Court of Justice and urged the court to prosecute the Myanmar generals responsible for the bloody crackdown.

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