Myanmar’s Aung Suu Kyi to face hearing in charges of genocide of Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will face hearing on the charges of genocide of Rohingya Muslim minority in the International Court of Justice in Hague beginning from Monday.
Gambia, a tiny, mainly Muslim West African country had filed a lawsuit in the UN top court, accusing Myanmar of the genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
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, 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, 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.
“Reports in Indian and international media on Modi Govt’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims should send alarm bells ringing across the world that the illegal annexation of Kashmir is part of a wider policy to target Muslims,” he had tweeted.