The Rohingya and the OIC: A voice against the ethnic cleansing?

Aysenur Goksen looks at the OIC visit to Myanmar's Arakan Muslims and discusses the role of the organization for the future.

The Rohingya and the OIC: A voice against the ethnic cleansing?

World Bulletin / News Desk

Secretary General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, and a delegation from OIC's Rohingya contact group visited Muslims in
Myanmar.

During the visit, the OIC delegation is expected to visit the camps where the Rohingya Muslims live, meet representatives from humanitarian aid organizations and community leaders of both religious groups, and hold meetings with local and national authorities, including the country's vice president, Nyan Tun and foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin. The purpose of the visit was mainly to discuss the torture and repression faced by the Rohingya Muslims in the Arakan State.

Aysenur Goksen looks at the OIC visit and the protests against it reminding "the OIC’s interest in Rohingya Muslims is not different from the way other similar international organizations act in similar circumstances."

Goksen maps out the various efforts to a peaceful solution for the Rohingya refugee problem by the organization and believes "the issue of Rohingya Muslims is certainly an important platform that brings the OIC together."

The analysis can be read here...

Last Mod: 16 Kasım 2013, 13:55
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