European Union calls for ceasefire in Myanmar
BRUSSEL: The European Union has urged all armed forces in Myanmar to implement an unconditional ceasefire and return to the peace process.
In a statement, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said that several hundreds of Rohingya people, including women and children, have been drifting for weeks at sea in appalling conditions, being pushed away from the shores in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
He said this would help addressing the root causes of the plight of the Rohingya.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 after a brutal military-led crackdown which the UN has said was executed with “genocidal intent” and included mass killings and rape.
On Dec 8, 2019, Suu Kyi had left for The Hague to face the charges of genocide of Rohingya Muslim.
Rohingya people are living in Myanmar for centuries, however they have not been given citizenship yet.
On Aug 30, 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned that ethnic cleansing of Muslims in India should send alarm bells to the entire world.
Referring to India’s stripping millions of residents in Assam of their citizenship, PM Imran Khan in a tweet had said illegal annexation of Kashmir was part of a wider policy to target the Muslim populace in the country.