Stances of China, Russia on Rohingya frustrates Workers Party

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:32, Oct 01,2017 | Updated: 11:56, Oct 01,2017


Workers Party of Bangladesh on Saturday vented its frustration at the stances of China and Russia in the United Nations Security Council meeting over Rohingya crisis.
In a statement, the standing committee of the party’s politburo said, ‘The remark that the violent attacks in Rakhine was causing the Rohingya people to flee is not only one-sided, it rather amounts to justifying genocide against the Rohingya people’.
The statement came following the United Nations Security Council meeting that ended without a resolution to solve the crisis, with Russia and China taking the stance against pressurising Myanmar to stop the violence that had forced over 5,00,000 Rohingya people to flee into Bangladesh since August 25.
The party said that it was recognised across the globe that the Myanmar army had been committing ‘ethnic cleansing’ on Rohingya people in the Rakhine state.
‘The situation there is so exceptional that the Myanmar authorities are denying UN representatives and aid providers to enter Rakhine, and it is only to cover up their atrocities’, it said.
‘Denying this truth by big powers like China and Russia is denying the reality,’ the party said in the statement.

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