Little progress in resolving Rohingya crisis despite efforts: PM Hasina
MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh hasina has told that despite efforts, little progress have been made in resolving Rohingya crisis. Bangladesh and Myanmar have been making several efforts to repatriate over a million of Rohingyas but little progress is seen in reality, she said.
“We have signed a deal, ministers from Myanmar have visited Bangladesh and witnessed plights of the displaced people. But little progress is seen in reality,” she said during her meeting with Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, on Thursday.
The meeting was held at Ganabhaban, PM’s official residence. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the media on the meeting later.
At the meeting, Hasina highlighted the biometric screening done to identify the Rohingyas and also the temporary shelter being built for them in Bhashan Char, according to Karim.
“Bangladesh is concerned about the security of the refugees,” Karim quoted Hasina as saying. Amnesty’s Shetty said the root of the Rohingya crisis lies in Myanmar, not in Bangladesh. Citing his visits to Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, he said, “Rohingya women are still traumatized.”
He also mentioned the satellite imagery showing atrocities on the Rohingya villages in Myanmar. He stressed waging a public campaign to mount pressure on the Myanmar government.
Shetty added that the refugees must be repatriated to their homeland. “But their safety and security must be ensured.”