ARNO welcomes the UNGA’s resolution to grant full citizenship and ethnic rights to Rohingya
(30 December 2014)
Arakan Rohingya National Organisation welcomes the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly adopted on Monday, 29th December 20014, urging Myanmar to grant full citizenship to its Rohingya Muslim minority and grant them equal access to services.
The measure was adopted by consensus in the 193–nation assembly, a month after it was approved by the assembly’s rights committee.
The resolution expresses "serious concern" over the plight of the Rohingya in Arakan/Rakhine state, where 140,000 people live in squalid camps after deadly violence erupted between Buddhists and Muslims in 2012.
The resolution urges the Myanmar government to protect the rights of all inhabitants of Arakan/Rakhine State and allow "equal access to full citizenship for the Rohingya minority", to "allow self-identification" and ensure equal access to service.
Welcoming the UNGA resolution, ARNO expects that good sense prevails in the minds of the Myanmar authorities to end the persecution and atrocity crimes against Rohingya minority forthwith, to grand them full citizenship and to allow their “Rohingya ethnic identity” and to ensure “right of equal footing” in all their national activities.
For more information, please contact:
Nurul Islam: + 44 7947854652
Ko Ko Linn : +880-172 6068413
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