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Expat Bangladeshis in NY raise fund for Rohingyas
The Soaheton Probasi Bangladeshi Samaj at a meeting at Jackspm Heights in New York on Sept 22 demanded stoppage of genocide in Myarmar

Expat Bangladeshis in NY raise fund for Rohingyas

New York – Conscious expatriate Bangladeshis at a meeting in New York on 22 September demanded an immediate end to the atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and called for implementing the Kofi Annan Commission recommendations for a lasting solution the ethnic cleansing in the Rakhine state of that country.Speakers at the meeting said that the inhuman killing and torture of the Myanmar Junta has surpassed all recorded and this was the time to stand united behind the Rohingyas about 430000 of who have been compelled to migrate to Bangladesh in the last two weeks.
They said that the government of Bangladesh has taken laudable steps of offering shelter to the fleeing Rohingyas and deploying the army to ensure systematic rehabilitation and distribution of relief materials to the Rohingya refugees.
The meeting on ‘ Stop genocide in Myanmar’ was presided over by Atiqur Rahman Salu and addressed by Mohammad Aminullah, Democratic Party leader of Queens, Manzur Ahmed, editor, weekly Ajkal, eminent journalist Moinuddin Naser, Mohammad Hossain Khan, ex-general secretary of the Bangladesh Society Inc, Prof Husne Ara Begum, eminent politician Prof. Delwar Hossain, community leader Kazi Ashraf Hossain Nayan, Kazi Sakhawat Hossain Azam, Poer Nasreen Chowdhury, and Joy Chowdhury among others. Community act6ivist Ali Imam Shikdar moderated the programme. Eminent journalists and writers ABM Salahuddin Ahmed and Mahmud Reza Chowdhury were present.
The speakers traced the brief history of the Rohingya crisis and said that democracy and military repression cannot go together in Myanmar. They said forget about their religious identifies Rohingyas are men and entitled to all fundamental human rights. The speakers underscored the need for mobilising international opinion against the repressive activities of the Myanmar Junta and press the implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission recommendations in Rakhine.
The meeting decided to raise funds for the Rohingya refugees and ensure its utilisation through the Gonoshasthya Kendra in Bangladesh. – Press release