Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday termed the current Rohingya crisis as ‘national crisis’ and called for facing the crisis through uniting the entire nation.
The party asked the government to take all sorts of diplomatic efforts to send back Rohingya in Myanmar with dignity ensuring their citizenship.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressing a discussion categorically said that BNP does not want to do politics with Rohingya issue.
Rohigya issue is a national crisis and it has to be faced through uniting the nation, he said.
The BNP secretary general recalled that BNP government led by late president Ziaur Rahman in 1978 had sent Rohingya back with honor in Myanmar while former prime minister Khaleda Zia in 1992 had deployed army in Teknaf border to force the Myanmar government to take Rohingya refugees back to their own country.
Fakhrul regretted that the government is not serious about tackling the issue.
He said the government started to break silence after the entire world raised voice against persecution on Rohingyas and genocide.
Around three lakhs of Rohingyas fleeing persecution in Myanmar entered Bangladesh in recent days.
BNP organised the discussion at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, in the capital to mark the 10th anniversary of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail.