Bangladesh PM seeks OIC support for Rohingyas

Bangladesh PM seeks OIC support for Rohingyas

Agency News

Dhaka, June 2: The dignified return of Rohingyas to their homeland Northern Rakhine is still uncertain as Myanmar consistently failed to keep its promises in creating a conducive environment for them, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

The Bangladesh premier was speaking on behalf of the Asia Group at the 14th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Makkah Al Mukarramah Summit on Friday.

Bangladesh has given shelter to more than 1.1 million forcibly-displaced Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, despite resource constraints, she said, adding that their return to their homeland has become uncertain now. Hasina sought the OIC support to launch the Rohingya case in the International Court of Justice, to ensure their legal rights.

The Abu Dhabi Conference of Foreign Ministers has created a pathway to move the ICJ, for ensuring the legal rights of Rohingyas and address the question of accountability and Justice, she said.

Hasina mentioned the ideology of violence and extremism is causing wrong perception of Islam and expressed sympathy and solidarity to the families of victims in the Christ Church attacks in Sri Lanka. (UNI)