Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: PM
M Humayun Kabir: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the international community to come up with specific effective steps to force Myanmar to take back forcibly displaced Rohingya people living in Bangladesh according to their repatriation agreement.
“Bangladesh and Myanmar have inked bilateral agreements for the safe and permanent repatriation of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals. To continue the pressure on Myanmar for implementing the agreements, I urge the international community to take specific effective steps,” she said, reports UNB.
The Prime Minister made the urge while inaugurating the Regional Hub of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Dhaka at Radisson Hotel.
This IsDB Regional Hub will cover 19 countries like Singapore, Australia, Thailand, India.
She said Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) had given an instruction to stand beside the oppressed people and IsDB cannot remain silent when the Myanmar Rohingya people are facing ethnic cleansing. “So, to ensure the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya, I request the IsDB to firmly stand beside them.”
Bangladesh has been proactively responding to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis by keeping its border open and accepting the large influx of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals known as Rohingya despite having multifarious negative impacts on the local community and the country’s ecosystem and resources, said the Prime Minister.
“We’re giving shelter and food to the Rohingays on humanitarian ground.”
The premier mentioned Bangladesh now wants them to go back to their own land.