The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and rights groups welcomed on Friday a court ruling urging Myanmar to take preventive measures against the genocide of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.

The OIC voiced support for the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which came on Thursday and called on Myanmar to fully comply with the order.

The Muslim bloc urged the international community to scale up support to the legal efforts for securing justice for the community.

The Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU) and European Rohingya Council (ERC) on Friday also “warmly” welcomed the ruling.

“The Court Order

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