MNA Exclusive Desk: UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urged India to pressure Myanmar for the safe and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homeland.
Speaking up for Bangladesh, he said, “It was unacceptable that countries like Bangladesh have to accept a million refugees. Generosity is inversely proportional to richness, I think.”
Guterres reserved some of his sharpest commentary for the Myanmar authorities. “I have never seen a community so discriminated in the world as the Rohingya.”
He acknowledged reform of the UN Security Council is necessary but much as he would want it, he was powerless to do it alone, reports news agency.
Speaking at a town hall meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday Guterres said, “What can India do? First, support Bangladesh with the huge humanitarian problem it faces. Second, India must put pressure on Myanmar, not just in reconstruction of Rohingya villages, but also in creating the environment for these people to go back.”