Bangladesh today urged Myanmar to bring back normalcy into the Rakhine state immediately and called for an urgent step for repatriation and rehabilitation of Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh.
The country also urged Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take steps for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the call at Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Kuala Lumpur today. Shahriar is leading a delegation to the session on the ‘Situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar’.
The delegation also called for ensuring the basic rights of Rakhine Muslims and sustainable return of refugees and displaced Rohingyas to their homeland as well as restoring their citizenship through necessary review of the existing exclusionary citizenship law.
Security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar are accused of widespread abuses against Rohingya, including killings, rape and the burning of thousands of homes that have driven an estimated 65,000 Rohingya to flee across the border to Bangladesh in the past three months, according to the United Nations.
Final Communiqué Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Minister.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh