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Riz Ahmed, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Freida Pinto & More Publish Open Letter about Rohingya Crisis

- Riz Ahmed, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Freida Pinto, Kumail Nanjiani, Hasan Minhaj, Neelam Gill, Salman Rushdie, and Mohsin Hamid are among over 70 South Asian public figures who signed the public letter to bring awareness and a call to action on behalf of the Rohingya
- Just in the last two months, over half a million Rohingya people fled their homes, had their land destroyed, and were tortured and/or raped while trying to escape
- The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group, and though they've lived in Myanmar's Rakhine state for centures, they've been refused citizenship and increasingly their access and rights have been restricted
- The letter is calling on world leaders gathering at the Asean summit this Friday to discuss the Rohingya crisis and what diplomatic efforts can be done to protect the Rohingya and restore their rights

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