ROHINGYA ISSUE

Ice has started melting, says Quader

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Cox’s Bazar | Published: 00:05, Dec 30,2017 | Updated: 00:08, Dec 30,2017

 
 
Rohingya

A Rohingya refugee carries bamboos in the early morning at the Burma Para refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, December 27, 2017. — Reuters photo

Roads transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, also Awami League general secretary, on Friday said the ice started melting on Rohingya issue.
‘Refugees are facing repressions worldwide while Bangladesh is behaving like guests with the displaced Rohingyas . . . the government is working to ensure their (Rohingyas) safe and dignified repatriation to Rakhine State in Myanmar,’ he said while distributing foods and blankets among Rohingyas in the Kutupalang camp in Cox’s Bazar.
The minister also distributed medicine among the Rohingyas at the ‘Free Medical Camp’ organised by Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami League.
At the same time, Cox’s Bazar district administration also distributed 700 packets of food and 1500 blankets among them.
The minister later attended a programme of Buddhist community at Ukhia where he urged the Buddhists to stand by prime minister Sheikh Hasina during any crisis.
He also called upon them to keep their head high to resolve any sorts of problems of Buddhist people.
Former industries minister Dilip Barua, Abdur Rahman Bodi, MP, Ashik Ullah Rafiq, MP, AL deputy office secretary Biplob Barua, Cox’s Bazar district AL president Sirajul Mostafa and general secretary Mujibur Rahman, among others, accompanied the minister.

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