Senior diplomats from Bangladesh and other friendly countries in the United Nations have emphasized on expediting dignified repatriation of the Rohingya people, the citizens of Myanmar as they had been forcedly displaced from their own homeland.
They called upon the international community, in particular the UN Security Council, to consider and come forward to support for the quick repatriation of 1.1 million of Rohingya people who had been residing in Bangladesh, densely populated country in South Asia.
They made their remarks at a discussion arranged by the permanent mission of Bangladesh in United Nations in New York, according to a message received on Thursday.
Depicting the genocide of the Rohingya people committed by the Myanmar, a Film Screening was also organized by the permanent mission of Bangladesh, it said.
Among the foreign diplomats, the Bangladeshi lawmakers and leaders of civil society organizations attended the discussion and the film screening.
Speaking at the gathering, Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative in the UN Headquarter Ambassador Masud Bin Momen described the atrocities of the Rakhaine state of Myanmar.
He illustrated how the helpless people of Myanmar took shelters in Bangladesh fleeing persecution and atrocity crimes at their homeland.
The senior diplomat put emphasis on quick repatriation of the Rohingya people with ensuring their dignity.
He described the generosity of the government and People of Bangladesh and mentioned that the international community haplessly observed the Rohingyas.
Speakers mentioned that ‘It is the bold leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, popularly known as Mother of Humanity for her generosity that these persecuted people were given shelter in Bangladesh when these people had no place to go to.’
Parliamentarians’ Caucus on Migration and Development chairman Israfil Alam MP, Caucus member Mahjabeen Khaled, WARBE Development Foundation chairman Syed Saiful Haque and other signatories were present at the meeting.