CHITTAGONG: Leaders of different Buddhist organisations and Supreme Sangha Council (monastic order) on Wednesday deplored the persecution of Rohingya in Rakhine state of Myanmar, reports BSS.
In a joint statement, they urged the Nobel peace winner Aung San Suu Kyi to use her conscience to stop indiscriminate killing, persecution and grisly attack on Rohingyas.
They said the brutal attack and violence on Rohingyas irrespective of age and gender is nothing but flouting the non-violence and humanism, the principal essence of Buddhism. The leaders also made a clarion call to the UN, all communities and world leaders to come forward for a peaceful and permanent solution to the Rohingya issues.
“The Buddhists community has been living in a peaceful manner in Bangladesh and they believe in peaceful co-existence of Muslims, Hindus, Christians and other different ethnic groups,“ the statement said.
The signatories of the statement include Secretary General (SG) of Bangladesh Buddhist Association Sudip Barua, Joint SG of Bangladesh Bouddha Krishti Prachar Sangha Professor Dr Bikiron Prashad Barua, President of Bangladesh Sangaraj Bhikku Mohashaba (Supreme Sangha Council) Venerable Ajitananda Mohathero and its General Secretary (GS) S. Lokojit Thero, President of Bangladesh Bouddha Bhikku Mohasobha Sunandapriya Mohathero and GS Bodhimitra Mohathero, President of Bangladesh Buddhist Foundation Engineer Mirganga Barua and GS Tushar Kanti Barua, President of Bangladesh International Light of Association (BILA), Bangladesh chapter Engineer Mirnal Kanti Barua and GS Udayan Barua and Engineer Paritosh Barua, Prof Badal Baran Barua, Dr Subarta Baran Barua, Dr Priti Barua and Dr Kallyan Barua