JUH urges EU to reconsider decision

ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST MYANMAR

New Delhi, Apr 24: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) on Wednesday sharply reacted to the lifting of trade and economic sanctions against Myanmar by the European Union foreign ministers amidst ethnic cleansing of Muslim minority in Rohingya, terming it a step tantamount to adding salt to the injuries of these oppressed Muslims.
  The JUH general secretary Moulana Mehmood Madani today wrote a letter to the European Union office in New Delhi, apprizing it about the concern of Indian Muslims over the lifting of economic sanctions against Mayanmar, demanding that the decision be reviewed.
 In his letter, the JUH general secretary has disagreed with the contention of EU that the violence had nothing to do with sanctions.
 Expressing shock and concern, Madani maintained that the decision contradicts the very foundation set the EU in the light of Human Rights Watch report which accuses authorities of complicity in the mass killing of Muslims in the west of the country.
 “The announcement is coincided with horrific ethnic cleansing targeted against Muslim community aimed at driving them away from Myanmar. Extremist Buddhist mobs are free to kill minority and stalk the streets to torch their houses, shops and other properties, thereby the UN itself has declared the Rohangiya Muslims as most persecuted community on the planet. According To UN Report the military, police and other civilian law enforcement forces were found standing by while atrocities have been committed,” Madani said, rubbishing the notion felt by the EU that the decision was in response to the progress in the region. He exerted that nothing had changed and progressed in Myanmar. “The same human rights crisis created by the former army rulers continues unabated in a full fledged way during this quasi-civilian government led by Then Sen,” Madni said.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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