International Conference on Rohingya Genocide Begins Wednesday
RMMRU Press Conference

The two-day international conference and solidarity rally on Rogingya genocide begins in the capital city on Wednesday with aims at generating knowledge to identify root causes of Rohingya exodus from Myanmar and finding out possible solutions to the crisis.

Eminent genocide scholars from different countries, academics, intellectuals, researchers, prominent Burmese activists would attend the events that would demand for respectful repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh, restoration of their Myanmar citizenship rights and trial of the perpetrators of genocide by the international Criminal Court.

Dhaka University professor of International Relations CR Abrar, also executive director of Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit announced the programmes at a press conference at National Press Club on Tuesday.

The RMMRU with the support of Euro-Burma Office are organizing the international conference on ‘Ending the Slow Burning Genocide of Rohingyas by Myanmar’ be held at Senate Building of Dhaka University, he said.

CR Abrar said that Myanmar has committed the well-documented crime against Rohingya population, the world’s largest stateless people who have been stripped of the right to citizenship, a nationality and the right to self-identity.

Permanent People’s Tribunal Panel Judge Helen Jarvis and also spoke at the press conference.

Speaking at the press conference eminent jurist Shahdeen Malik said that international civil society members would discuss the brutal Rohingya issues and raise their legal aspects of the genocide at the international conference.

RMMRU founding chair Tasneem Siddiqui, also Dhaka University professor of Political Science said that the conference would generate knowledge on which basis the government might work to find the durable solutions of the Rohingya problems.

Over the last three months, the world has witnessed Myanmar’s full-fledged genocidal campaign against the most vulnerable and unarmed Rohingya population in the northern Arakan or Rakhine State across the borders from Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh society and the government have showed remarkable empathy towards Rohingya survivors, estimated to be 700,000, reaching the rate of 100,000 per week in the first six weeks. As a nation, Bangladesh has been praised worldwide as a humane country that has shown compassion, official and social, in the face of massive burden of feeding and sheltering Rohingya survivors of genocide from the next door.

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