SIO protests at Myanmar’s Kolkata consulate against killing of Muslims
By Rizwan Khatik - Sun Jun 24, 1:21 pm
Students Islamic Organisation of India on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration outside Myanmar’s Consulate office against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in last few weeks.
SIO officials wanted to meet the Consul General Mr. U. Kyaw Swe Tint, but Myanmar officials refused, but later through Police Official the Myanmar Consulate accepted a memorandum of SIO.
Along with SIO supporters, the protest demonstration was participated by other Muslim Organisations also.
State President of Welfare Party of India Dr Raisuddin and State President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Md Nuruddin were also present in that demonstration and delivered their speeches.
Md Nuruddin said, Rohingya Muslims are historically citizens of Myanmar, but Myanmar’s Military Government is not willing to accept this historical truth.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been killed in last few weeks.
They are being tortured. So, Rohingya Muslims fear life and destruction of their home, property. Rohingya Muslims are losing their ground in their homeland and being made refugees.
They are being forced and pushed towards neighbor country Bangladesh.
Now a large number of Rohingya refugees are living in inhuman condition on the boats in river or at no man’s land, nearby Bangladesh.
They want to get shelter in Bangladesh, but Bangladesh does not allow them to enter the country.
Mr. Nurddin expressed surprise over the silence of the Muslim world. He also condemned that, Consul General of Myanmar Consulate in Kolkata refused to meet their officials due to Myanmar Junta run government.
According to Myanmar’s rule any general public body cannot be allowed to meet with their Consul, claimed Myanmar Consul official.
In this regards Nuruddin said, India Government should stop the consul office of Myanmar in India. Every one has right to protest and no one can stop their voice.
Nuruddin asked as how a Consulate Official denied accepting memorandum in our democratic country. If they violated people of India’s right the consulate should be closed by the India Government, he said.
State President of Welfare Party Dr Raisuddin said, Rohingya Muslim refugees are living in a very painful condition on the river.
They are not getting water, food etc. So, they are willing to get shelter in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Government should allow them on humanitarian ground.
SIO’s state Campus Secretary Mafikul Islam said: We want this issue to be handled by United Nation. A huge number of Rohingya Muslim children is dying due to lack of food. Myanmar Government should take initiatives immediately.
The demonstration continued till 2pm when the Kolkata Police official assured them to take their memorandum to Myanmar Consul’s hand.
After the demonstration a delegation of SIO met Bangladesh consulate officials at Park Circus. They submitted a memorandum and appealed to the Bangladesh Government to allow Rohingya Muslim refugees to enter Bangladesh as they are continuously staying in painful condition.