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The UN should invoke R2P and Stop the Genocide of Rohingya People in Myanmar- icet

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Buddhists terrorists along with government forces have been committing genocide of the Rohingya people who are Muslims for a long time while the international community stands idly by.  The Internet is replete with videos showing brutal attacks against unarmed Rohingya men, women, and children by armed forces and Buddhist mobs on the rampage.  The UN has not taken any decisive action to stop these massacres and destruction of Rohingya-owned properties. icet logo

The violence by Buddhist Terrorists in Myanmar against Rohingyas have reached a crescendo in the past few weeks.
  Eelam Tamils who have been facing similar violence by Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka strongly condemn these atrocities and urge the UN to intervene and protect the innocent victims.

The kingpin behind the orchestrated violence against the Rohingyas is a Buddhist Priest named Virath who attended the 2014 conference organized by the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS), a Buddhist extremist party in Sri Lanka.  It should be noted that the BBS shares similar ideology of massacring non-Buddhists.

Eelam Tamils have paid a immeasurably huge price in quest of their freedom.
  The fight for freedom by Eelam Tamils was put down with a river of blood.  As a people who are continuing to face rape, murder and disappearances under a Sinhala Buddhist regime and its armed forces, we are all too familiar with the suffering of the Rohingya people and we stand in solidarity with them.  The UN and the International community allowed the genocidal onslaught against the Eelam Tamils in their homeland and are continuing to be silent spectators while the genocide of Rohingya people is continuing on.  This inaction makes us lose faith in the UN and the international community to protect innocent people.

Dr. Maung Zarni, in exile from Myanmar, has been voicing his protest against the genocide of the Rohingya people as well as the Eelam Tamils.  He stood in solidarity with Eelam Tamils by voicing his concern at the ICET organized Geneva Press Club meeting and the Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day event in Norway. 

Similarly, the Norwegian Council of Eelam Tamils stood in solidarity by actively  participating in the Norwegian Conference on the Genocide of Rohingya People.  The participation of Eelam Tamils in events organized to protest the Genocide of Rohingya people shows that it is time for the people facing genocide to unite and fight together in solidarity.

The continuing silence and inaction of the UN and the international community only strengthens our belief that people facing genocide are forced to take action themselves if they want to defend against their annihilation.

International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) was established in 2011 by a number of grass-roots Tamil organizations, which were democratically elected by the Eelam Tamils. It is the largest Tamil diaspora organization with members drawn from fourteen countries. The ICET is absolutely committed to a non-violent agenda and it seeks a lasting peace in Sri Lanka, based on Vaddukoddai Resolution. For more information, please contact spokesperson Steven Pushparajah K, +47 90641699.