September 4, at 19:00, near the Foreign Ministry building in Mikhailovskaya sq., an action-appeal will be held. The purpose of the event is to express support for the victims of the genocide of the Muslim people in Myanmar (South-East Asia). Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah” Said Ismagilov informed about the event on his Facebook page.
"The purpose of the meeting is to peacefully, within the legal framework, express support for the victims of the genocide of the Muslim population of Rohingya in Myanmar, with the help of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Representative of Ukraine in the UN, as well as to urge the world community to take effective measures to end this massacre of the civilian population," he wrote.
Violence against Rohingya Muslims committed by the government army and Buddhist nationalists continues in the state of Arakan in Myanmar. Last week, more than 2,600 houses were burned in the area of the Rohingya people's residence in the north-west of the country.
The exact number of dead is not yet established. Anita Schug, spokesperson for the European Council of Rohingya Muslims (ERC), said that as a result of the military attack in the state of Arakan in Myanmar, between two and three thousand Muslims had perished over the last three days.
Rohingya are ethnic Bengali Muslims, resettled in Arakan in the XIX - early XX century by the British colonial authorities. With a total population of about one and a half million people, they now constitute the majority of the state's population. Official authorities and the Buddhist population consider Rohingya people as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.