STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Nobel laureates criticize Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya

They say she has failed to ensure equal rights for the minority Rohingya people in Rakhine state, where they say more than 30,000 people have been displaced in a humanitarian crisis.

Published: 29th December 2016 11:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2016 11:10 PM   |  A+A-

By Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS: Activists including nearly a dozen fellow Nobel peace laureates are criticizing Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

They say she has failed to ensure equal rights for the minority Rohingya people in Rakhine state, where they say more than 30,000 people have been displaced in a humanitarian crisis.

The criticism is contained in an open letter Thursday to the U.N. Security Council from the 23 activists, including Nobel laureates and current and former business and political leaders. It says a military offensive by the Myanmar army has led to the deaths of hundreds of Rohingya, the burning of homes, and the rapes of women as well as arbitrary detentions.

Amnesty International earlier this month released a report alleging that actions by Myanmar's military may constitute crimes against humanity.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp