Myanmar should be made to take back Rohingyas: Bangladesh President

ANI | Updated: Sep 28, 2017 18:07 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept. 28 (ANI): Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid has said Myanmar should be made to take the Rohingyas who have fled into Bangladesh due to violence in the Rakhine state back.

"Every country and international organisation in the world has to come forward to ensure the safe return of the Rohingyas to their homeland and their right to citizenship. We must make Myanmar return its people to their home," bdnews24.com quoted President Hamid, as saying.

He also called on everyone to help the Rohingya refugees collectively during a speech at a Durga Puja programme at Dhaka's Ramkrishna Mission on Wednesday.

"Nowadays, across the world, we see violence, animosity and destruction. To prevent these killings and violence, we must hold up our religions' message of peace to the people of the world," President Hamid said adding that everyone must work together to safeguard a secular Bangladesh.

President Hamid had also brought the Rohingya issue up during a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, in Kazakhstan.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had also raised the Rohingya issue during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York recently.

She had called on the United Nations and the international community to take immediate and effective measures to find out a permanent solution to the issue.

She asserted that the Rohingya Muslim, which flew away from Myanmar fearing death, must be able to return to their homeland with respect and dignity.

"I call on the United Nations and international community to take immediate and effective measures for a permanent solution to this crisis," she said while addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). (ANI)

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