As violence escalates against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the Muslim world expresses its outrage and condemnation of the Myanmar government.
More than 125,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh so far to escape government forces’ violence in their native Rakhine State.
Leaders of Muslim-majority countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iran, the UAE, and Pakistan have led efforts to put more pressure on the Myanmar government.
Malaysia summoned Myanmar’s ambassador to express its concern, and Indonesian Foreign Minister held talks Monday with Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar.
On Monday, hundreds and thousands of people in Kashmir took to streets to protest against the killings of Rohingya Muslims.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has also condemned crimes and violence against Rohingya, saying the country will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
In a Tuesday statement, the ministry underlined the need for the international community to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and encounter its grave consequences.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his Turkish, Malaysian and Indonesian counterparts on the situation in Myanmar.
He also called on Muslim states to pay more attention and take practical measures to end the unfair and inhumane violence against Rohingya Muslims.