Letter To the Editor
Myanmar referred to ICJ for genocide by Gambia
The Gambia has filed an accusation against Myanmar for genocide of Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The Gambia, a member of the OIC, has taken the legal lead in drafting the claim against Myanmar which is being supported by other Muslim states. The allegation that has been submitted to the ICJ by the Gambia said Myanmar has carried out the massive murder, rape and destruction of communities in Rakhine state which ultimately forced them to Bangladesh.
If the ICJ takes up the case, it will be the first time the court in The Hague has investigated genocide claims on its own without relying on the findings of other tribunals.Truely, from the very beginning of the Rohingya crisis, the Myanmar is not addressing the fact rightly, instead of, they are spreading misleading propaganda against Bangladesh across the world and killing time whimsically. In this situation, the Muslim Nations have no other better alternative to refer the accusations at ICJ and no doubt it will put extra pressure on Myanmar.