Published:  09:15 PM, 17 December 2017

Violence in Myanmar unacceptable: Hasina

Violence in Myanmar unacceptable: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described the Myanmar military’s so-called clearance operation in Rakhine State as ‘atrocitiy’, and said the army action against Rohingya people are ‘unacceptable.’

In a television interview with FRANCE 24 during her Paris visit, Hasina, however, said she was optimistic about the repatriation of the refugees following Bangladesh’s signing of an ‘arrangement’ with Myanmar last month.

More than 600,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s northern state of Rakhine, when the army launched a crackdown following attacks on police posts and an army base by Muslim militants.

Bangladesh was already home to almost half a million of Rohingyas over the last few decades before the latest exodus began in late August.

When asked about the safety of refugees after they will have returned to their homeland, Hasina told FRANCE 24 that Dhaka has received Naypyidaw’s guarantee.

"They agreed that (Rohingyas) will have shelter and they will make all the arrangements for their safety [and] security," she said.

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