Repeating the term used by UN the killing of Rohingyas as “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by Myanmar’s security forces,the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the recent atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar.
The OIC has vowed to assume a strong role in dealing with the ongoing situation in dealing with the ongloing situation in Myanmar and Bangaldesh.
“We affirm the commitment of the OIC to continue to act at all international and regional levels in support of the cause of the Rohingya people,” said Yousef bin Ahmad al-Othaimeen, OIC secretary-general,speaking at the 45th Session of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers n the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
The Dhaka declaration expressed deep concern over the recent systematic brutal acts perpetrated by security forces against the Rohingya Muslim Community in Myanmar that has reached the level of ethnic cleansing, which constitute a serious and blatant violation of international law, and which has affected over 370,000 Rohingya who have been forcibly displaced to Bangladesh and other countries across the region,in addition to the burning of their houses and places of worship.
45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers stated in the decalaration that it will create a new committee on accountability for crimes against the Rohingya, in line with its newly adopted “stronger role”.
Some 670,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since security forces launched a violent crackdown in the country’s western Rakhine State last August, according to the United Nation, in the wake of deadly attacks on military posts by members of the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army said.”
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed urged members to pressure Myanmar into ensuring a safe return for all Rohingya forced to flee their homes.
“The Rohingyas deserve the right to life, dignity and existence like us all,” Hasina said