Prayers held in Tripura for Rohingyas

Written by | December 16, 2016 | 0
TO GO WITH 'Myanmar-politics-religion-unrest-rights,FOCUS' by Amélie Bottollier-Depois (FILES) This file picture taken on October 10, 2012 shows Muslim Rohingyas pictured at the Dabang Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, located on the outskirts of Sittwe, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state. Rohingya Muslims' statelessness is at the heart of bloody unrest that has torn through western Myanmar, but experts say the regime is unlikely to risk public ire by lifting them from citizenship limbo. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT

Agartala: Thousands of Muslims in Tripura on Friday held special prayers for Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya community.

‘Thousands of Muslims held special prayers for the welfare of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar,’ Tripura State Jamiat Ulama (Hind) (TSJU-H) president Mufti Tayabur Rahman told.

Rahman said the prayers were held in over 700 mosques.

He said the Myanmar Army was torturing the community by portraying Rohingya Muslims as militants, especially in the western state of Rakhine.

The TSJU-H also urged the Indian government, the US, China, Thailand and other neighbouring countries to take up the matter with Myanmar.

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