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Pakistan Parties Urge Rohingya Intervention

19 July 2012

Religious parties in Pakistan on Wednesday urged all Islamic countries to intervene to prevent the persecution of Muslim Rohingya in Burma by insisting they were being victimized on religious grounds. The Jamaat-e-Islami, Sunni Tehreek, Tanzeem-e-Islami, Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam political groups demanded that Islamic countries, in particular Saudi Arabia, use diplomatic ties to stop future killings. The parties also asked the Pakistani media to highlight their appeal while alleging that the recent strife was not sectarian violence but rather state-supported ethnic cleansing.