Imam Khomeini's legacy of views about oppressed treasured across globe

Imam Khomeini's legacy of views about oppressed treasured across globe

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic led combat against oppression, established justice.

In addition to that, Imam Khomeini launched incessant struggles against oppression, injustice and tyrants at a very sensitive juncture of history.  

Imam Khomeini's legacy of views and values treasured across globe.

The political legacy of Imam Khomeini, the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution will be remembered forever.

His legacy of views and values in life are still being treasured in the region and across the world.

Therefore, it is important to pay attention to Imam Khomeini's dynamic thought and ideals in order to address the sufferings and hardships of Muslims in Myanmar and elsewhere.  

Backed by Myanmar’s government and Buddhist majority, the military launched yet another heavy-handed crackdown against the Muslim minority in Rakhine state on August 25, 2017, using a number of armed attacks on military posts as the pretext.

Only in its first month, the clampdown, called by the UN and prominent rights group an “ethnic cleansing campaign,” killed some 6,700 Rohingya Muslims, including more than 700 children, according to Doctors Without Borders.

About 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since August last year.

The United Nations has described the military crackdown in Myanmar as “ethnic cleansing.”

A UN human rights envoy said last month that the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya Muslim community was continuing in Myanmar, despite denials by the government in Naypyidaw of any violence against the minority group.

The Rohingya, one of the most persecuted communities in the world, are denied citizenship by Myanmar and face widespread discrimination from the country’s authorities.

In the latest development, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the United Nations Security Council to issue a resolution to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the Rohingya crisis, days ahead of a visit by a UN delegation to the Asian country.

Kenneth Roth, executive director of the HRW, warned on Friday that Myanmar should be referred to the ICC or else no one will be held accountable.

"The lack of a UN Security Council resolution has left the Myanmar government convinced that it has literally gotten away with mass murder," Roth told reporters in Myanmar’s city of Yangon on Friday. He also called for targeted sanctions on perpetrators and an arms embargo.

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