OIC holds a Contact Group meeting on Rohingyas
The OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) has activated its administrative apparatus to provide relief to Myanmaruprooted Muslims.The OIC Secretary General, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, announced on Saturday in Jeddah that his organization is planning to hold a meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers on 14 April 2013 to discuss the issue of violence against Muslims in Myanmar, says press release emailed to Pakistan Observer here Saturday afternoon..
In his speech at the Contact Group meeting on Rohingya held at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah on Saturday, Ihsanoglu announced two messages, the first was directed to Muslims in Myanmar stressing that the OIC will stand in support of their cause, and that the Organization and its Member States are following up the issue and are ready to take all necessary measures and actions to deal with it. In his second message, Ihsanoglu addressed the government of Myanmar and stressed that it should put an end to the Buddhist extremists and hate campaigns, as well as ethnic cleansing that they had launched against Muslims in the country, pointing out that the OIC will take up this issue to international forums to find a full solution to it.
He warned against the spread of violence, which had began in Arakan State, west of the country, and spread to other regions and cities.
The Secretary General pointed out that the meeting should seek to gain the confidence of the Rohingya people.