UNHRC adopts resolution on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Date: July 04, 2015

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UNHRC resolution for Rohingya Muslims

United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on addressing the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslimsand other minorities in Myanmar.
This came after a regional crisis erupted with hundreds of migrants from the nation found adrift in the Bay of Bengal.
The resolution condemns the systematic gross violations of rights and abuses committed against all, including Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.
In recent years, tens of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled on boats across the Bay of Bengal in search of better prospects.

prepare iasIndia disassociated itself from the resolution, saying it is "highly prescriptive and not consistent with the broad ethos" of the work of the Council. 

About Rohingya:- The Rohingya people are Indo-Aryan peoples from the Rakhine State, Burma, who speak the Rohingya language.According to Rohingyas and some international scholars, they are indigenous to Rakhine State, while the Burmese historians claim that they migrated to Burma from Bengal primarily during the period of British rule in Burma.