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Khaleda wants intensified diplomatic efforts for Rohingyas

'Myanmar has to take back Rohingyas for the sake of humanity'


| Updated: October 31, 2017 14:40:19


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia distributes relief items for Rohingya refugees at a camp in Ukhiya of Cox's Bazar. Photo: BNP BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia distributes relief items for Rohingya refugees at a camp in Ukhiya of Cox's Bazar. Photo: BNP

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has urged the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to strengthen diplomatic efforts to solve Rohingya crisis.

"I would ask the international bodies, including the UN and the OIC, to step up diplomatic efforts to solve this crisis," she said.

The former Prime Minister made the call on Monday during her visit to the refugee camps at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar.

"Myanmar government has to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh for the sake of humanity," said Khaleda.

She also blamed the government for not taking proper diplomatic efforts to send the Rohingyas back.

"Moreover, it (the government) created obstacles for those who wanted to work for them," Khaleda alleged.

According to a bdnews24.com report, more than 600,000 Rohingyas, mostly Muslims, have fled the Rakhine state in Buddhist-majority Myanmar since security forces responded to Rohingya militants' attacks on Aug 25 by launching a crackdown.

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