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It’s genocide, says NHRC about Rohingya persecution

Describing repression on Rohingya people by Myanmar authorities as ‘genocide’, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque has suggested that if they do not stop the repression the Bangladesh government can move the International Tribunal.

 

“Rohingyas have to be sent back to their country through negotiations with Myanmar. The UN, OIC, Asean and the global community should work for it.

And if Myanmar doesn’t respond positively, then a case can be filed with the International Tribunal against it for committing genocide,“ he said, reports UNB.

 

He was speaking at a press conference at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Cox’s Bazar.

 

The arson attacks, indiscriminate killings, torture and oppression on minority people committed by the Myanmar authorities are exceptional in world history, he said.

 

“The Bangladesh government had tried to settle the issue through dialogue several times in the past but nothing worked. As a result, over three lakh Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh with more waiting, while four lakh Rohingyas have already been living in Cox’s Bazar,” he said.

 

Local residents have been facing problems with the burden of this seven to eight lakh Rohingyas, he said.

 

NHRC member Nurun Nahar Osmani, additional district magistrate Anwarul Nase were also present during the briefing.

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