World MPs condemn “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingyas in Myanmar

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PV Desk : The global parliamentary community today condemned the “ethnic cleansing” of Myanmar’s minority Rohingyas seeking concerted steps of parliaments across the world against the atrocities as the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) adopted a resolution in its 137th Assembly in Russia.

“This resolution urges the global parliamentary community to take concrete steps to put an end to the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya from Rakhine state, and to end further human rights violations,” IPU’s incumbent president Saber Chowdhury of Bangladesh announced at the assembly in Russia’s St Petersburg city.

“We cannot remain on the sidelines as one million people flee violence and persecution. This crisis is a major threat to regional peace and security,” the resolution said.

The lawmakers representing different countries accused Myanmar of “blatant violations of human rights” asked authorities there to end immediately the “violence and forced displacement” of its minority Rohingya community.