Kashmiri Students March in Solidarity With Rohingya Muslims
The protesters also criticised PM Modi’s silence over the Rohingya crisis during his recent visit to Myanmar.
In their bid to express solidarity with Rohingya Muslims, over 100 students and teachers from the Central University of Kashmir held a protest march in Srinagar on 7 September 2017.
Holding out placards emblazoned with “We stand with Muslims in Burma,” the group also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the looming crisis.
PM Narendra Modi had visited Myanmar, only to laud the Burmese govt for atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims. We want our protest to reach the HRD ministry, so that the PM understands that we won’t sit silent.Ahmad Rather, Student
Students also called on the United Nations and other global powers to intervene in the Rohingya crisis.
According to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, over 270,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh in a period of two weeks following a sustained attack on their people by Burmese security forces.
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