London: After taking down Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait and withdrawing the honour “freedom of Oxford”, her name from the title of prestigious Oxford Junior Common Room is removed due to her inability to condemn human right crises against Rohingyas in Myanmar.
Students of St Hugh’s College, where Aung San Suu Kyi had graduated in 1967, on Thursday, voted to remove her name from the common room with immediate effect.
“Suu Kyi’s inability to condemn the mass murder, gang rape and severe human rights abuses in Rakhine are inexcusable and unacceptable. She has gone against the very principles and ideals she had once righteously promoted,” the college resolution read.
“We must condemn Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence and complicity on this issue and her condonation of the human rights offences is her own land,” it notes.
In September, the portrait of “Nobel Peace Prize winner” was taken down from the entrance of St Hugh’s College. The reason for this move was however unclear, but it was believed, the action was taken due to her failure to pacify the alleged ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims.
Oxford City Council, in early October, voted to revoke the Freedom of Oxford granted to Suu Kyi in 1997 for her “long struggle for democracy”.