Protest continues against persecution of Rohingya Muslims
DERA BUGTI (92 News) – Protest continued on Tuesday across the country over a military campaign in Myanmar that has forced tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee across the border to Bangladesh.
Violence over the past few days in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has killed nearly hundreds of people and prompted thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.
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 Swabi, large number of people took to the streets against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. The protesters blocked the roads for traffic and demanded an end to genocide of Rohingya Muslims.
The participants of the rally were holding placards, demanding international community to take notice of the brutalities against Muslims in Myanmar.
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.
In Khapro, the students of private schools and teachers staged a protest demonstration, while the lawyers also took out protest rally in Khanewal town against the persecution of minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Hundreds of lawyers hit the Khanewal town in Punjab and chanted slogans in favor of Rohingyas and demanded an end to the violence.
Earlier, the Foreign Ministry deplored the violence against Rohingya refugees and called for an investigation of the reported massacres.
Amid the protests, a fellow peace prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, took to Twitter to confront Aung San Suu Kyi, asking her to condemn the violence.
Some wondered whether the Nobel Committee, which conferred the honor on her in 1991, would publicly criticize her or could even revoke the prize.