World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate called on international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) not to remain silent to violence against Arakanese Muslims in Burma.
A statement by the Religious Affairs Directorate said that more than 1,000 Arakenese Muslims living in Burma were killed and more than 90,000 Muslims there were left homeless.
There have been clashes between peoples from different religions in the world in the recent years, it said, adding that they were deeply saddened by such clashes undermining peace and tranquility.
Arakan Muslims have been suffered from killings, human rights violations, violence, tortures and rapes, the statement said.
Muslims' houses, mosques and villages were destroyed and they were forced to migrate and live in camps and woods, it said.
Such inhuman practices in Burma must be ended as soon as possible, the statement said, noting that international organizations such as UN and OIC not to remain silent and say 'stop' to violence against Arakanese Muslims in Burma.
"We call on Islamic world and whole humanity to assist Arakanese Muslims," it said, adding that the directorate also called on Bangladeshi government to comply with international practices for asylum-seekers.
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