Jatiya Sangsad discussing Rohingya issue

Staff Correspondents | Published: 20:46, Sep 11,2017


Treasury and opposition bench lawmakers on Monday slammed Myanmar for running genocide on Rohingyas at Rakhine state. 

The lawmakers also criticised Nobel Prize winner and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence and lauded Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina for providing shelter to the Rohingyas on humanitarian ground.

The MPs called for awarding Nobel Prize to Sheikh Hasina for her generosity and rebuked Suu Kyi’s prize, who was given the Nobel prize for peace.  

Ruling Awami League lawmaker Dipu Moni moved a proposal under Rule 147 (1) of the Rules of Procedure before the House to run a discussion on the Rohingyas.

Tens of thousands of Rohingyas have been entering Bangladesh as the Myanmar government is running atrocities on them since August 25.

Taking the floor, the lawmakers called for implementing the former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan’s report to resolve the crisis.

The MPs also urged the UN for taking effective measures to solve the crisis.

‘Bodies are floating on the Naf River. Rohingyas, including pregnant women and infants are not getting respite from the oppression, being carried out by the Myanmar government,’ Moni told parliament with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

‘Their homes are being set on fire so that they can no way return to their homeland. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina provided shelter and food to the Rohingyas on humanitarian ground,’ she said.

She said Bangladesh is providing Rohingyas shelter as human being not as Muslim.

Dipu Moni, Moin Uddin Khan Badal, Hasan Mahmud, Abdul Wahab, Shirin Akhter, Raushan Ershad nuin

Discussion was continuing till filing of this report at 8:40pm.

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