CAIRO, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Secretary General of the Arab League (AL) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit condemned on Wednesday violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
In a press statement, the AL chief demanded the authorities in Myanmar to shoulder responsibility and stop escalating violations against Muslims as soon as possible.
Aboul-Gheit also urged for investigating the violations committed against Rohingya Muslims and holding those responsible accountable, referring to reports including that of the United Nations, which raised concerns of Arab and Muslim people.
Media reports said violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Aug. 25 when security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community.
According to the UN on Tuesday, 123,600 Rohingya Muslims had crossed into Bangladesh since the crackdown began.