Wolesi Jirga condemns persecution of Rohingya Muslims

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Wednesday condemned the persecution of Muslim community in Myanmar and asked the UN and the US to help stop human rights violations in the southeastern Asian country.
Buddhist extremists have been torturing and brutally killing innocent Rohingya Muslims in western parts of Myanmar and the persecution has sparked worldwide condemnation.
Abdul Sattar Khawasi, a lawmaker from central Parwan province, denounced the killings and intimidation of Muslims in Myanmar and said Muslims around the world should not keep silence and raise the issue on international forums.
He asked Muslims to set aside internal differences and join hands against enemies of humanity. The lawmaker praised the Turkish president for raising his voice in support of the persecuted Muslims in Myanmar.
Lawmaker Allah Gul Mujahid asked the United Nations and human rights’ organizations to play a proactive role to resolve the crisis.
He noted the US and human rights organizations should come forward and address the situation of Muslim minority in the southeastern Asian nation.
Haji Qadir, 1st deputy speaker who chaired the session, also condemned the ongoing situation in Myanmar and asked the UN secretary general to play his role in halting the killings of innocent people.
On Tuesday, the Mesharano Jirga or upper house also condemned persecution of Muslim community in Myanmar and asked the government to raise the issue on international forum.
Chairman Senate Fazal Hadi Muslimyar denounced the killing of Muslims and asked the United Nations and human rights’ organizations to play a proactive role to resolve the crisis.
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