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Future of Democracy in Myanmar: Plight of Rohingya Community

Measac Research Centre Holds International Conference at Karachi

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Courtesy: Measac Research Centre

(KARACHI) - Representatives of the Rohingya community participated from different Islamic countries in the recent conference.

In his opening remarks, Arsalan Ayaz explained that the Rohingya were not part of the election process as they were disenfranchised from participation in the election, not only denying their right to vote, but also to contest the election.

He further explained the outlook for Rohingya in the context of the new government of Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD, if the military hands over the power smoothly. He emphasized that Rohingya people are careful not to weigh in from any angle on the new government due to the complexity of the political landscape in Myanmar and the existence of radical extremist elements in the NLD.

Mr. Noor ul Hassan Arakani said that officials are repeating the same bigoted statements of the military on Rohingya. “The country of Myanmar is celebrating the outcome of election results, but unfortunately Rohingya people cannot join them because of the situation that the radicals in NLD. Dr. Shaida Wazarat Stressed that the international community and human rights organizations have dual standards, and that when it comes to Myanmar, none of them show serious concern.

Representative of R.S.O, A.R.U and world Rohingya Muslim leage showed great gratitude for the relentless support for the cause and bringing the issue to a significant level at the international stage.


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