Everybody points fingers at Sheikh Hasina but will she do all the work all by herself?: Syed Manzoorul Islam
Written by Afrida Ahmed
Myanmar’s initiative to hold a bilateral talk to solve rohingya crisis is a show off to the world. They will try to prove to the people of the world that they have taken an initiative to resolve the issue. Bangladesh is creating problems. After a while, when the Rohingyas will stop coming, they will become a part of our country. Myanmar will then show this and say that they tried but Bangladesh did nothing so what should they do? Then all the countries of the world will go with Myanmar and say to Bangladesh, ‘you solve the problem.’ Educationist and political commentator, Syed Manzoorul Islam said on a special interview that our foreign ministry should have been more active on the Rohingya issue. In response to a question Syed Manzoorul Islam said, our Nobel laureate Professor Dr. Yunus has just given a letter to the United Nations Security Council meeting whereas he should visit all the countries and meet with all the heads of state. On the question of Rohingya, he could have offered a proposal that some people of Bangladesh’s civil society will accompany him and they will go all over the world and campaign for Bangladesh. I also know some people who even agreed to spend their own money on this matter. This did not happen. I am not blaming him. He has done enough. He wrote a letter to the United Nations Security Council meeting. But that is not enough. If he was there at that time then it would have been more effective. If Dr. Yunus, and more 20-25 people like Kamal Hossain who were known internationally were present there then people and media from all over the world would listen to them. They should have been more active. Everybody points fingers at Sheikh Hasina but will she do all the work all by herself? What are the NGOs doing? There is also extortion against Rohingyas. It is not possible for the Prime Minister to do all the work. Everybody will have to work on this. He said that Begum Khaleda Zia is in London but did she make any press conference and said the world to do something about the Rohingyas? Did she ask permission to talk to the British Prime Minister about the Rohingya issue? Ershad talks a lot and everyone from the Middle East knows him. Did he go to the Middle East to talk about this? We criticize the Prime Minister without doing anything ourselves. Is this even fair? In a small magazine interview in Malaysia, I strongly protested against the Rohingya problem. Being an ordinary man if I can do this then what are the influential rich people doing? This type of question was raised by the analyst Syed Manzoorul Islam.