Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2015 on 4:41 pm

Protesters highlight plight of Rohingya in Dewsbury

Members of the local community have protested in Yorkshire demanding an end to the persecution inflicted upon the Rohingya people.

Rohingya Protest Dewsbury

At the protest.

Over 100 people gathered outside Dewsbury Town Hall to highlight the plight of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim ethnic group living primarily in Rakhine State in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Rohingya are not recognised as citizens by their government. Image: Google.

According to UN officials and various international human rights groups, the Rohingya have suffered severe human rights abuses and have been victims of anti-Muslim violence.

There is now a refugee crisis.

“Many speeches were very emotional”

One of the organisers of the protest, Rehan Kayani, said: “The protest was held to show solidarity to the people of Burma getting killed as their fault is only because they are Muslim.

“Many speeches were very emotional and an MP assured us that she would take this issue to Parliament.”

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