NEW DELHI: Famed Urdu and Hindi language Poet Mohammad Imran Pratapgarhi condemned the killing of innocent Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
At the Mushaira in Kolkata, the renowned shayar condemned the violence against the Rohingya Muslims who became the victims of unbearable suffering and desperation.
Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have crossed the border to Bangladesh in recent weeks, fleeing a security sweep by Myanmar forces who have been torching villages in response to attacks by Rohingya militants on August 25.
Rakhine, the poorest region in Myanmar, is home to more than a million Rohingya. They have faced decades of persecution in the Buddhist-majority country, where they are not considered citizens.
Soldiers and armed residents have been accused of carrying out a killing spree against Rohingya Muslim men, women, and children.
Myanmar refers to Rohingya as Bengalis and denied citizenship, contending they were illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, though many Rohingya families have lived in Myanmar for generations.