GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Chief has urged Myanmar to end the cruel military operation in Rakhine state.
Zeid Raad Al Hussein said the security operations are targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
He noted that the situation could not be fully assessed because Myanmar had refused access to human rights investigators.
He said the UN had received multiple reports of security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages and extrajudicial killings, including shooting fleeing civilians.
According to the UN refugee agency, three hundred thirteen thousand Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, more than four hundred thousand people have now signed a petition on Change.org demanding the Nobel Committee withdraw the award from Ms Suu Kyi, who has been widely accused of failing to protect Burma’s Rohingya population.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said those people who are harassing Muslims, they should remember the teachings of Buddha.
Meanwhile, the Press Council Pakistan has demanded that media and press related professionals should be allowed to visit Myanmar to observe the pathetic condition of Muslims of Rohingya.
This was demanded by the council in a resolution passed during its 15th general meeting in Islamabad on Monday.
The press council has asked the Government to approach the concerned quarter for providing visas to media persons to visit Myanmar in this respect.—Radio Pakistan