BNP on Friday demanded the government make active diplomatic efforts to force Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
“Our demand is very clear that the government gives food and shelter to Rohingyas and ensures their security and treatment. At the same time the government puts active diplomatic efforts to force the Myanmar government to take back the Rohingyas who fled the country”, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He made the demand while speaking at a human chain program in front of the Jatiya Press Club.
As part of their countrywide program, BNP arranged the one-hour long human chain program from 10am to 11am protesting the repression on Rohingyas in Myanmar.
Fakhrul said they don’t want to know whether the Rohingyas are Hindu or Muslim as they are human being. “The Myanmar government has initiated a war against humanity. We have to put a resistance against them. Let us get united and raise our voice against the mass killing of Rohingyas and force Myanmar to take back those fled the country,” he said.
Voicing concern over trespassing of Myanmar Air Force helicopter into Bangladesh airspace, he said the Bangladesh government cannot strongly protest the incident due to its knee-jerk foreign policy.
Fakhrul said their party staged the human chain program to register protests against the persecution on Rohingyas on behalf of the people of Bangladesh.