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Friday, July 3, 2015, Ashar 19, 1422 BS, Ramadan 15, 1436 Hijr

Rohingya refugees missing from Pakistan's resolution
Saleem Samad
Published : Friday, 3 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 148
Pakistan's draft resolution against Myanmar tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday does not include key issues relating to the Rohingya refugees.
The draft resolution (A/HRC/29/L.30 dated 1 July 2015) titled "Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar" tabled on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), condemns the systematic gross violations of human rights and abuses committed in Rakhine State, in particular against Rohingya Muslims, calls upon the Myanmar government to ensure the protection of human rights of the Rohingya Muslims, and requests "the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its thirtieth session and a report at its thirty-second session, on the human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, particularly the recent incidents of trafficking and forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims".
The New Delhi based Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a statement on Thursday stated that Pakistan's draft resolution against Myanmar at the UNHCR in Geneva contains "factually incorrect information" regarding the Rohingya refugees.

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