Dhaka – Accusing the government of having failed to take any step to resolve the Rohingya crisis, BNP on Wednesday urged it to raise the issue at the United Nations, reports UNB.
“Foreign ministers from Indonesia and Turkey are arriving here over the Rohingya crisis. The United Nations has issued a statement to stop persecution on them immediately. But, our government didn’t send any envoy anywhere and it still didn’t take any step to take the issue to the United Nations,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He further said, “From this meeting, I strongly demand the government immediately raise the issue at the United Nations and take proper steps to resolve the problem.”
The BNP leader came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by Dhaka North city unit BNP at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the 10th ‘jail release’ day of BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.
Fakhrul said the government has failed to give shelter to thousands of Muslim and Hindu Rohingyas who are fleeing their country in the face of mass killing and persecution by the Myanmar army.
“The current government has also failed to force the Myanmar authorities to take back the Rohingya refugees ensuring their rights and dignity through diplomatic efforts,” he observed.
The BNP secretary general alleged that the current government is again trying to hold a lopsided election like January-5, 2014 one.
He warned that the country’s people will not allow the ruling party to hold any lopsided election. “The 11th parliamentary elections must be held under a neutral election-time supportive government conducted by an impartial Election Commission.”
Fakhrul said the government is killing people and making them disappeared as it has no accountability.
He called upon BNP leaders and activists to get united to get rid of the ‘misrule’ of the current regime through putting up a strong resistance at every locality.