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Hundreds and thousands demand authorities to take back Suu Kyi’s Nobel Prize

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As the woes of Rohingya Muslims deepen in Myanmar, social media users from across the globe have started signing an online petition to rescind Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize.

The petition ‘Take Back Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize’ has taken the social media, specially Twitter, by storm as around over 3.1 lac people have signed the petition in protest against silence of Suu Kyi on persecution of Muslims in her country.

Link for the petition is largely being shared on Facebook and Whatsapp as well.

The petition has demanded that “the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee confiscate or take back the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi.”

People are also demanding to take back the six million Swedish krona prize money that she won along the Nobel Prize in 1991.

Read More: Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has lately lambasted the Myanmar leader for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority as she has adopted silence on the plight of the Muslim minority that is being systematically oppressed by the Buddhist government and extremists.

Many celebrities and world known figures have also jumped in to criticise the Myanmar government for failing to contain the persecution.

 

Here is what people actually say:

Pakistani Nobel Prize holder Malala Yousafzai has also condemned the unfortunate situation and sought from her fellow Nobel laureate to speak against it.

Ebrahim Mohammad, wrote on Facebook, “the situation in Myanmar is disgraceful and deeply saddening. Aung San Suu Kyi is not the person the world believed her to be, she should be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize. She is brushing off the mass killings by her military.”

Different organisations are organising countrywide protests against Rohingyas’ killings on different dates, with Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chief Tahir-ul-Qadri calling for protest on Friday.

 

 

Click Here for the link to the petition on Change.org.

 

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