More than 250 people from all walks of life including children held placards, banners and festoons calling for an end to the violence against Rohingya Muslim minorities in Myanmar, as part of a demonstration urging international human rights bodies to take steps towards settling the matter with the Myanmar government immediately.
During the demonstration, members of the National Children and Youth Organisation Kalarab coloured red paint on their bodies to mimic the ongoing killings in Myanmar. More than 200 children and youth took part in the demonstration.
The Centre for Human Rights Movement demanded the UN send peacekeeping forces to the affected area and claimed the majority Buddhist population and the President of Myanmar have openly expressed their intention to expel the Rohingyas out of their ancestral land of Arakan Myanmar.
The banners read “Stop Rohingya ethnic cleansing”.
"The United Nations should adopt a resolution to establish a commission to inquire about the human rights situation in the Rakhine state of Myanmar immediately,” said general secretary of Centre of Human Rights Movement, Advocate Khalid Yahyea.
“The Human Rights Council should adopt a resolution to conduct an urgent, comprehensive, and independent investigation into the widespread and systematic abuses committed against the Rohingyas,” he added.