The Islamic Republic of Iran Thursday offered cash assistance to a group of Myanmar Muslims refugees in Hyderabad, capital city of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Persecuted in their own country, a group of 250 Muslims from Myanmar have reached Hyderabad to take refuge here.
The group, fled Myanmar to escape ethnic violence in Rakhine state, have taken refuge at Dargah Ali Shah Qadri in the old city of Hyderabad.
Mahmoud Safari, the Consul General of Iran at Hyderabad, today delivered a cheque for the sum of Rupees Sixty Five Thousand to the Confederation of Voluntary Organisations (COVA), which works with UNHRC, that would help the refugees.
Safari, addressing the Rohingya Muslim refugees, strongly condemned the persecution of Muslims in Myanmar.
Expressing deep regret for the failure of the world to react appropriately to the genocide of Myanmar's Muslims in Rakhine state, Iranian official urged the international community to condemn the genocide in its strongest sense and come forward for the help of the victims.
He also urged the government of Myanmar to find a fair and just solution to the current unrest, which includes a permanent solution for the hundreds of thousands of stateless Rohingya that live in makeshift refugee camps.
Safari assured all possible assistance to them.
Speaking on the occasion, Musfa Fazlulrehman Spokesperson of Myanmar Refugees appreciated Iran’s solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims and thanked for the help extended by the Government of Iran at priority.
M Qaderi, Trustee Dargah Ali Shah Qaderi thanked Iranian consulate for extending the assistance. He said Iran is the first country which came forward to help the Myanmar refugees in Hyderabad.
'Iran's spiritual and material support has enlightened a ray of hope among the victims of the ethnic clashes in Myanmar,' he added.
Appreciating Government of Iran's timely and valuable help to the Rohingya Muslim refugees, Moizuddin Qadri, caretaker of Dargah also thanked the Government of India for sheltering the victims.
Thousands of innocent Rohingya Muslims, including women and children were butchered and millions of displaced in ethnic violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar.
The refugees said that Buddhist groups were butchering Muslims for refusing to renounce Islam.
According to reports, the UN and the Amnesty International have already voiced concern over reports of killings of Rohingya people by both Buddhists and the security forces.
The Confederation of Voluntary Organisations (COVA) works with UNHRC and help the refugees in acquiring the refugee status from the UN body's office in New Delhi.
COVA works among refugees to address their legal problems, sensitive police towards the rights of refugees and provide medical assistance.