Hundreds protest against Myanmar authorities
PESHAWAR/OKARA/GHOTKI (92 News) – Protesters gathered in several cities across the country on Sunday, condemning the Myanmar military’s violence against the Rohingya Muslims.
Violence over the past few weeks in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has killed hundreds of people and prompted thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.
In Peshawar, the protest demonstration was led by Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s largest religious political party.
The protesters were holding placards, which read: “Stop killings of innocent Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar”. They were chanting slogans against Myanmar authorities and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, de-facto leader of the country.
In Dera Bugti, hundreds poured into the streets in a government-sanctioned protest against Myanmar’s genocide against the persecuted Rohingya minority.
Large number of people including tribal elders, civil society took part in the protest. The protesterts demanded the Pakistani government to end diplomatic relations with the Burmese government.
In Ghotki, the political leaders and students staged a protest demonstration and demanded an end to the killings of innocent Muslims. They also chanted slogans against Burmese government.
Further rallies were also held in Okara, Chamman, Bannu, Dera Allahyar and other cities.