The Islamic Council of Victoria is among one of 40 Islamic organisations to call on the federal government to use its “considerable influence” to pressure the Indian government to stop the persecution of Muslims and other minorities in India. Peter Boyle reports.
Islamic Council of Victoria
About 300 people rallied against racism in Melbourne on November 10. The rally was organised in response to the continued vilification of Melbourne’s African community by politicians and the media.
More than 500 people attended a rally called by the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) on September 9 in solidarity with the Rohingya people of Myanmar (Burma).
Rally chair Adel Salman, the vice-president of the ICV, said genocidal policies against the Rohingya have been carried out for decades. The Rohingya were citizens of Burma when it became independent in 1948, but were deprived of citizenship after a military coup in 1962.