Oxford College drops Suu Kyi from common room’s name


PV International Desk : Students at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from its junior common room, reports BBC.
The JCR Committee at St Hugh’s College said the de-facto leader of Myanmar’s response to reports of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims was “inexcusable”.
The college earlier removed a portrait of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Councils in Oxford and London are also seeking to strip her of the honorary freedoms of both cities.
Lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes amid widespread reports of violence Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
In its motion the St Hugh’s JCR Committee said its junior common room would be “unnamed” with immediate effect.
It said: “We must condemn Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence and complicity on this issue and her condonation of the human rights offences is her own land.