Sheikh Hasina speaks about Rohingya refugees at UN

Sheikh Hasina speaks about Rohingya refugees at UN

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United Nations, Sep 25 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday raised the issue of Rohingya refugees at a special function organised here by India on the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi at UN.

"You all are aware that we (Bangladesh) is currently hosting almost 1.1 million Rohingyas who fled violence and atrocities in Myanmar," she said in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders including Korean President Moon Jae-in, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien loong, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness.

She said despite resource constraints and other challenges, her government decided to shelter huge number of refugees had actually 'emanated from our conscience'. (UNI)