Rohingya repatriation

Published:  02:33 AM, 11 February 2019

Prolonged process to cause extremism: Minister

Prolonged process to cause extremism: Minister Foreign Minister Abdul Momen addressing a program in the city yesterday. -PID

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen has said that Bangladesh may face religious extremism if the Rohingya repatriation process is prolonged. He made this remark on Sunday at a seminar titled "Bangladesh: A Role Model of Human Rights" in the capital.

Dr. AK Abdul Momen further said that it is essential to build up a safe zone in Myanmar's Rakhine province for the Rohingyas. India, China and the ASEAN states are likely to cooperate for the establishment of this safe zone, Dr. AK Abdul Momen stated. Dr. AK Abdul Momen said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has saved the Rohingyas from genocide by sheltering them in Bangladesh."

Bangladesh has been making the best of its efforts for Rohingya repatriation, the Foreign Minister remarked. Dr. AK Abdul Momen also said that Bangladesh has tackled terrorism successfully. "We have taken up zero tolerance policy over terrorism, drugs and corruption" he told the audiences.Dr. AK Abdul Momen compared the ethnic cleansing in Rakhine province with the massacres of World War II.

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