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The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday adopted a resolution for urgent solution of Rohingya crisis asking for ensuring safe and sustainable return of Rohingyas to their homes by creating conducive environment inside Myanmar.

The Resolution also called for specific actions on the part of Myanmar including pointing out root causes of the Rohingya crisis including granting them citizenship as well as taking confidence building measures such as addressing justice and accountability.

The resolution, co-tabled by OIC and EU received sponsorship from 104 member States, demonstrated strong and unified support in favour of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, who continue to suffer from human rights violations in Myanmar, according to a press release received today, Thursday.

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A total of 132 countries voted in favour of the resolution, while nine countries voted against and 31 countries abstained. Apart from the member states of EU and OIC, the resolution received significant cross-regional support, with co-sponsorship from USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland etc.

Some key ASEAN countries like Indonesia and Malaysia also cosponsored the resolution titled “The Situation of Human Rights of the Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar”.

This year the resolution has also taken some new developments into account including provisional order of the International Court of Justice, initiation of investigation by the International Criminal Court and the issue of continued disenfranchisement of the Rohingya and other minorities, who were barred from participating in the recent general election in Myanmar.

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