CPC deligates for resolution on Rohingyas
Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:11, Nov 05,2017 | Updated: 17:28, Nov 05,2017
Parliamentarians from various countries on Sunday proposed taking a resolution on plights Rohingya people, sending a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delegation to Myanmar to get firsthand information and meeting Myanmar leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi.
They also wanted to visit the Rohingyas who fled Myanmar’s persecution and taken shelter in camps in Cox’s Bazar. They made the suggestions after foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali briefed them about the Rohingya issue.
CPA chairperson and Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury told the participants that the CPA would consider their suggestions. Earlier, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali told the commonwealth parliamentarians that the international community must persuade Myanmar in order to ensure that the bilateral engagement between Myanmar and Bangladesh bears fruit.He said the Rohingyas must be able to return to their original place of residence in the Rakhine state. The foreign minister in a written statement also asked CPA members to take a united stand against all discriminatory policies and activities that run counter to human rights and good relations between countries, and that any such policies are thwarted and not allowed to thrive for upholding democratic principles globally.
He also said about a million persecuted, disenfranchised, stateless people is vulnerable to any kind of radical ideas or instigation. Deep frustration and hopelessness of the forcibly displaced population could create condition ripe for radicalization and destabilize the region and beyond, he added. Source : http://www.newagebd.net/article/27731/cpc-deligates-for-resolution-on-rohingyas