UNGA committee approves Rohingya resolution

MNA Exclusive Desk: A UN committee has approved a resolution Friday condemning the continuing “gross human rights violations and abuses” against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar and were victims of a brutal campaign by the country’s military, reports news agency.

The report says the General Assembly’s human rights committee approved the resolution by a vote of 142-10, with 26 abstentions. The resolution could formally be adopted by the 193-member world body in December.

Myanmar neighbours China, Cambodia and Laos and Russia voted against the measure. Bangladesh, which has given refuge to approximately 1.1 million Rohingyas, voted in favour.

The resolution expresses deep concern that violence by Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya has forced over 723,000 to flee to Bangladesh since August 2017.

It urgently called on Myanmar’s government to end discrimination against the minority group and provide a path to citizenship for them.


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