Rally in support of Myanmar Muslims in Tbilisi, September 13, 2017. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot.

13 September 2017, 21:09

Rally in support of Myanmar Muslims held in Tbilisi

The rally took place in Rustaveli Avenue, in front of the parliament building, and lasted for about half an hour, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

According to the organizers, it was about 150 people strong – Muslims permanently residing in Georgia were the participants thereof. At the rally, the Imam of the mosque located in the city of Marneuli (the region of Kvemo Kartli, Eastern Georgia) stated that "Islam is a peaceful religion condemning cruelty."

"We’ve come to the rally, because Islam – our religion – is grieving, when violence against people happens. We state our solidarity with Muslims in Myanmar, who have been subjected to violence," Gadji Gadjiev, the Imam of the above mosque, has stated at the rally.

Only men took part in the above rally, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

The conflicts in Myanmar of Buddhist and Muslim communities, as well as of central authorities and separatist states, have existed for decades, but escalated in late August, when clashes broke out of Buddhists with Muslims – Rohingya nationals.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Inna Kukudzhanova; Source: CK correspondent

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