Afghans protest ongoing violence in Myanmar

Large protest demonstrations held in different cities of Afghanistan

Afghans protest ongoing violence in Myanmar

World Bulletin / News Desk

Thousands of Afghans took to the streets on the second consecutive day Thursday to denounce ongoing violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state.

A string of protest demonstrations by the devotee Muslim nation in various cities erupted since Wednesday.

Fresh violence erupted in Rakhine nearly two weeks ago when security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya community.

It triggered a fresh influx of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh, which already hosted around 400,000 Rohingya.

According to the UN refugee agency, 164,000 Rohingya had crossed into Bangladesh by Thursday. Tens of thousands have been forced from their homes and remain in Myanmar.

In the capital Kabul, the demonstrators gathered outside the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan office. They chanted slogans against the Myanmar authorities, urging the human rights organizations and the UN to play their due role in stopping the “genocide”.

Hundreds of protesters also held a rally at the Eidgah Mosque in downtown Kabul to condemn the mistreatment of Rohingya Muslims.

Attaullah Faizani, an organizer of the demonstration, told Anadolu Agency on the occasion that the purpose of protest is to express solidarity with the Muslims in need.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Eylül 2017, 17:38