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OIC urges Myanmar to allow probe into Rohingya Muslims’ killings

ASTANA -UNS : The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has demanded the Myanmar government to allow the United Nations Human Rights Council’s fact finding mission to probe into alleged violations of global human rights laws and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The OIC members took this stance at a meeting held exclusively on the sidelines of the first OIC Summit on science and technology in Astana, Kazakhastan on Sunday.

The OIC also censured Myanmar Government over ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

The meeting expressed grave concern over systematic brutal acts perpetrated by security forces forcing nearly three hundred thousand Muslims to flee to Bangladesh besides burning their houses and worship places.

The OIC asked the Myanmar government to eliminate root cause including the denial of citizenship based on the 1982 Citizenship Act which led to statelessness and deprival of rights to Rohingyas.

It urged Myanmar government to take urgent measures for sustainable return of Rohingya refugees and internally and externally displaced population.

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