Parliament body asks govt to take Rohingya issue to UN

Parliament body asks govt to take Rohingya issue to UN

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Dhaka – A parliamentary standing committee on Tuesday recommended to the government to project the real picture of Rohingyas before the United Nations.The standing committee on foreign affairs ministry also asked the government to create pressure on the UN so that the body could play an effective role in taking back the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
On the day the Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the atrocities on the minority Rohingya population forcing them to migrate to Bangladesh.
The recommendations were given during a meeting of the committee at Parliament Secretariat with its chairman Dipu Moni in the chair.
Committee members, including foreign affairs state minister Shahriar Alam, Faruk Khan, Golam Faruque Khandaker, Sohrab Uddin, Kazi Nabil Ahmed, Selim Uddin and Mahjabeen Khaled attended the meeting.
Emerging from the meeting, Faruk Khan told reporters that the committee discussed the barbaric attack on the Rohingya.
“The committee has recommended the ministry to mount pressure on the United Nations so that the body can take a move in sending back the Rohingyas,” he said.
The meeting was apprised that the premier would address the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on September 21 and she would place the issue before the general assembly.
The watchdog also asked the government for holding ‘Bangladesh Envoys Conference’ with participation of all the ambassadors and high commissioners of the country working abroad.
It suggested that the government should arrange the conference to hold detailed discussions on the government’s policies and positions and its challenges and prospects regarding the foreign policy, international relations, bilateral relations, trade and commerce and expatriate welfare.
It also suggested preparing booklets and documentaries on the Liberation War of 1971 and sending those to Bangladesh missions abroad. – Staff Reporter

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