An online petition, targeting Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, has urged the Norwegian Nobel committee to strip her of her Nobel Peace Prize.
The petitioners want the chairperson of the awards body to “confiscate” or “take back” the prize the Myanmar leader won in 1991.
Suu Kyi has been targeted by the petitioners for her silence over the genocide of Rohingya Muslims.
The petition has taken social media, especially Twitter, by storm as around over 362,831 people have signed the petition in protest against silence of Suu Kyi on persecution of Rohingya Muslims in her country.
Link for the petition is largely being shared on Facebook and WhatsApp as well.
The petition has demanded that “the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee confiscate or take back the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi.”
People are also demanding to take back the six million Swedish krona prize money that she won along the Nobel Prize in 1991.
Myanmar has come under international pressure after some 125,000 Rohingya Muslims fled from a surge of violence in Rakhine state, beginning with an Aug. 25 attack by Rohingya insurgents on dozens of police posts and an army base.
International concern, in particular from Muslim countries, is growing about the latest exodus of Rohingya.