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Strongly condemning the ongoing massacre of Muslims in Burma (Myanmar), Afghan Taliban on Friday called upon the world to immediately take steps to stop the killings.
The reaction of Taliban came forth when the Amnesty International (AI) confirmed the crimes against Muslim minority in the country. “Communal violence is continuing in western Burma six weeks after the government declared a state of emergency, with much of it directed at minority Muslim Rohingyas who have been beaten, raped and killed,” the AI said.
In his rare reaction over an issue happening outside Afghanistan, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also urged the Burmese government to immediately stop the grave violation of human rights, saying it was against any ethics and laws of the world and worst type of crimes against humanity. “Burma must note that the massacre is not merely a crime against Muslims in the country but it is an unforgivable crime against the whole humanity and especially the Muslim world,” he added. For the last two months, Muslims, including women, children and old people, were being killed, driven out of their homes, their property being captured and crimes like rape against them was being carried out, but it was strange that the world and the media was silent over it, he said.
“We have called upon the world, the UN, the international community, including the governments and the people, especially the Muslim community, to immediately take action to stop the crime,” the spokesman said, adding, “Similarly, The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan also calls upon media organisations across the world and especially the Al Jazeera network to fulfil their duties toward humanity and inform the world of the facts of the crimes in Burma.”
The violence against Muslims in the Buddist majority country started long ago and during the British times it continued as more Muslims, especially from India, were shifted there. After independence, many Muslims retained their previous positions in the country and achieved prominence in business and politics. In June this year, violence against Muslims in the country started with force and over 2,000 became homeless. Unconfirmed reports claim that over 10,000 were killed in the last two months and more were rendered homeless.
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