Academics, filmmakers, writers and civil society members have called for mass protest at violence Rohingya people in the Rakhaine State of Myanmar.
They have also called on the United Nations Security Council members, particularly Russia and China, to change their current policy towards the Myanmar government that intentionally violated all rights of Rohingya people in their homeland.
They came up with the observations while addressing a photography exhibition titled Brutality against Humanity at Drik Gallery in the city’s Dhanmondi area, organised by Films4Peace Foundation on Friday.
Dhaka University international relations professor CR Abrar, also executive director of Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, said that there was no easy way to solve the Myanmar’s Rohingya issue which was affecting Bangladesh as a neighbouring country.
Local and international civil society members should come forward and raise voice against the brutality of the Myanmar government, he said.
‘We want involvement of the international communities in dignified repatriation of Rohingya to their own homeland,’ he added.
Noted filmmaker and teacher Manzar-E-Hassin Murad said that the Rohingya people’s problem had turned into the problem of the world humanity.
‘The crimes against humanity are taking place worldwide. Conscious people must protest against such brutality. Everyone has responsibility to play due role to stand beside the humanit,’ he added.
Former labour attaché Kazi Abul Kalam said that he had experiences about miserable conditions of Rohingya people while working in Kingdom Saudi Arabia.
‘Rohingya people have been ousted from their own homeland and now they are passing days in miserable conditions,’ he said.
Film4Peace Foundation chairman Pervez Siddiqui, while moderating the inaugural session of the photography exhibition, said, ‘All must be aware of the genocide which is taking place in Myanmar.’
‘The Rohingya people, who have taken shelters in Bangladesh, are the survivors of genocide. The photography exhibition has been organised to inform the world about the genocide in Rakhain State,’ he added.
Cultural activists, university teachers, students, and representatives from government and non-government organisations were present at the exhibition.
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