(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The first consignment of Islamic Republic of Iran’s cash aid destined to Muslims of Myanmar arrived in India’s Heyderabad on Thursday and was handed over to their representative there.
A total of 250 of Myanmar’s Muslims have been stationed in Heyderabad city of southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Chief Consul of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Safari, handed over a bank cheque valued at 65,000 rupees to the representative of Myanmar’s refugees.
Condemning the crimes committed against the Muslims of Myanmar, the Iranian diplomat called for paying heed by the international organizations and institutes to the issue of preventing crimes committed against the humanity in Myanmar.
“We strongly ask the government of Myanmar to put an end to the atrocities and crimes against Muslims causing death and displacement of thousands of people of Myanmar. We also request the government of Myanmar to create a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere for Muslim citizens of Myanmar,” Safari added.
The Iranian diplomat also thanked the government of India for giving refuge to Muslims of Myanmar and admitting the refugees.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for Myanmar’s refugees in Heyderabad said that the Muslims of Myanmar appreciate the Islamic Republic of Iran for her supports.
Masti Feyz-ul-Rahman said that the Buddhists by creating problems for Muslim farmers claimed that the products of agricultural lands belonged to them (Buddhists) unless they (the Muslims) convert to Buddhism.
Feyz-ul-Rahman, who has lost most of his family members, including his father and mother, said that after eight days of wandering in the mountains they eventually reached the Calcutta and sought refuge in Heyderabad where a large population of Muslims live.