ROHINGYA CRISIS

If necessary sanction has to be imposed on Myanmar: BNP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:30, Oct 01,2017 | Updated: 01:34, Oct 01,2017

 
 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said if necessary sanction has to be imposed on Myanmar in a diplomatic way to force it to take back Rohingyas in their own country.
Addressing an opinion exchange meeting, Fakhrul said BNP was surprised that the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday could not take any decision on Rohingya issue due to oppose of China and Russia.
Fakhrul said the government has failed to convince China and Russia on Rohingya crisis.
Bangladesh Buddhist Nagorik Oikya, a platform of pro-BNP Buddhist community members, organised the meeting with BNP-led alliance on urgent solution to the Rohingya crisis and protecting communal harmony in Bangladesh.
The meeting held at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office where they took eight-point resolutions, including Bangladesh Buddhist Nagorik Oikya would form an 11-member high level team of peace mission and arrange urgent meeting with the military chief of Myanmar and the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kye.
Convenor of the Buddhist Nagorik Oikya, Sukomol Barua, also BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s advisory council member, presided over the meeting.
Indicating India, the BNP secretary general became critical and said Bangladesh’s ‘close friend’ took side of Myanmar.
Fakhrul reiterated for forging national unity to mount huge pressure internationally on Myanmar and diplomatically force Myanmar to stop Rohingya genocide and took back the displaced Rohingyas.
At one stage of the meeting the BNP leader asked the leaders of the component of the alliance to deliver their speech in line with ideology of the alliance.
He made the remarks as chairman of Bangladesh Labour Party, a component of the alliance, Mustafizur Rahman Iran said Rohingyas are not only Rohingya but also they are Muslim.
Iran said they should extend support to build an independent state for Rohingyas. He termed UN’s role against Muslims.
Fakhrul said the Rohingya crisis is not a religious issue, it is an ethnic cleansing.
The BNP secretary general said there is no mention in the alliance manifesto about speaking in favour of creating a new state in other country.
The speakers at the meeting strongly assured the Buddhist community that there is no scope of sectarian violence in Bangladesh centring the massacre in Rakhine.
BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Syed M Ibrahim of Kalyan Party,  Mostafa Zamal  Haider of Jatiya Party faction,   Rehana Prodhan of JAGPA and Ahmed Abdul Kader of Khelafat Majlish, among others, addressed the meeting.

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