Sheikh Hasina makes it to Time's list of 100 most influential people

ANI | Updated: Apr 20, 2018 18:21 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 20 (ANI): Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made it to the list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2018.

United States President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have also made it to the list, reported the Dhaka Tribune.

"Bearing the legacy of her father, who led Bangladesh's liberation war, Hasina has never been afraid of a fight.So when several hundred thousand ethnic Rohingya refugees started streaming into Bangladesh last August to escape atrocities by the Myanmar army, she accepted the humanitarian challenge," local media reported, citing South Asia director for Human Rights Watch Meenakshi Ganguly, as writing about her in the Time

"An impoverished country, Bangladesh had not welcomed massive influxes of refugees in the past, but she could hardly turn back the traumatised victims of ethnic cleansing," Ganguly wrote further.

According to the report, business magazine Forbes in 2015 put her on a list of 100 most powerful women in the world.(ANI)