OIC parliamentary body seeks sustainable return of Rohingyas

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:13, Sep 13,2018


A 19-member delegation of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states on Wednesday called for the sustainable return of Rohingyas as the delegation completed a three-day visit to Bangladesh.
The delegation members visited Rohingya camps on Wednesday to observe the situation first hand of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar given shelter in Cox’s Bazar.
They called upon all the PUIC members of parliament to continue their efforts together with along those of the international community and the United Nations in order to ensure the safe, secured and dignified return of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their ancestral homeland in Rakhine state with full citizenship rights.
On learning about the dire circumstances which had forced the Rohingyas to flee their homeland, the delegation condemned the systematic brutal acts committed by the Myanmar forces against this community.
They assured Bangladesh of taking up the issue at their respective parliaments, said the Foreign Ministry here.
During their visit, the delegation met speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and took a tour of the Bangladesh Parliament.
They also met state minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation included PUIC secretary general Professor Mahmud Erol Klilic and the members of parliament from six member states of PUIC — Algeria, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Sudan and Turkey.
The PUIC delegation visited Bangladesh following a decision of the 13th PUIC Conference in Tehran in January 2018, which mandated the member states to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh to take stock of their condition and consider the possibility of extending humanitarian aid to the displaced.
The 45th OIC CFM held in Dhaka earlier in May this year garnered special attention and solidarity with the largest association of Muslim countries on the Rohingya issue.

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