Grand Shiekh of AlAzhar, Ahmad Tayyeb called on International communities and foundations to take urgent measures so as to protect the fundamental rights of the Muslim people in Myanmar, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
“International communities and foundations should back Myanmar Muslims,” the grand Shiekh of Al Azhar underlined.
The religious cleric underscored that the measures done against Muslims resident in Myanmar are against the law and human rights.
The Muslim minority of Rohingyas in Myanmar accounts for about five percent of the country’s population of nearly 60 million. The persecuted minority has faced torture, neglect, and repression since the country achieved independence in 1948.
Buddhist extremists have carried out atrocities against Muslims in the western state of Rakhine thus far and in the wake of that thousands of Rohingyas have been displaced.
Myanmar’s government has been repeatedly criticized for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslims.