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ISLAMABAD: Religious organisations, students and members of the civil society will hold a demonstration in Aabpara today to protest the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The capital?s administration has blocked all entry routes into the Red Zone to avert any potential move by the rally?s participants to enter the Red Zone, which houses the Diplomatic Enclave as well.

Sources said the Islamabad Police have deployed around 7,500 personnel to secure the rally.

Islamabad Traffic Police have issued a route plan to ensure that commuters of the twin cities are not disturbed as a result of the protest.

On Thursday, the federal cabinet, which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair, passed a resolution condemning the persecution of Rohingya Muslims under the direct patronage of state institutions of Myanmar.

The resolution said brutal acts perpetrated against the unarmed civilian population not only constitute state terrorism, but also question the collective human conscience across nations and societies.

The resolution called upon Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to take immediate steps to stop the atrocities being committed in Myanmar where her party is in power.

It also called upon the United Nations to take the lead in stopping immediately the cold blooded and callous genocide of Rohingya Muslims.


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