United Muslim Council and SDPI protest in Kolkata against Myanmar Govt
By Zaidul Haque
July 12, 2015
Kolkata: A protest rally was organised in Kolkata on July 10, under the banner of United Muslim Council demanding from the Myanmar government to stop atrocities on the Rohingya Muslims. The Social Democratic Party of India also organised a separate demonstration in the city.
The demonstration was held at Park Street-AJC Bose Road Junction (Mallickbazar).
|A protest rally against Myanmar Government held on 10 July, 2015 by United Muslim Council|
The Rohingya people are Indo-Aryan peoples from the Rakhine State, Burma whose citizenship rights have been revoked by military Junta.
Shia cleric Maulana Athar Abbas Rizwi alleged that while the Buddhist radicals have been continuing massacres, the Myanmar government has tacitly looked the other way. He urged the United Nations to intervene immediately.
General Secretary of All India Minority Youth Federation Muhammad Kamruzzaman said that the Myanmar government cannot shy away from the responsibilty as the world focus is now on them.
Several other Muslim leaders participated in the demonstration.
|Another demonstration against Myanmar Government held on 10 July 2015 organised by SDPI|
On the same day, after prayer, state unit of the Social democratic Party of India also organised a protest convention. State president Taidul islam and Vice president Shaktipada Badyakar alleged that the Myanmar government has violated all international charters on human rights.
Muslim leaders urged the state government to raise the issue in the parliament and put pressure on the Myanmar government. SDPI leaders Dr Satish Mahato, Aftab Alam, Sarur Alam, Dr Mainuddin Chisty led the protest.
They also marched to the Mayanmer Embassy in South Kolkata after separately meeting the Secretary of Deputy Consul General of Myanmar in Kolkata and submitted memorandums.