Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said that Bangladesh stood for a tripartite solution of the Rohingya problem.
He said that Bangladesh along with the United Nations and Myanmar should jointly ensure that the Rohingyas are repatriated honorably to their homeland.
He said that with this aim Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had undertaken a three-pronged strategy. They included a peace initiative, diplomatic effort and media coverage.
The minister was speaking at a meeting at the VIP lounge of the National Press Club on Wednesday . The meeting was organized by his party Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASHOD).
Referring to the speech delivered by Myanmar's State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi, he said that her speech did not reflect the truth. He also said her conditionality regarding the return of the refugees was not acceptable.
He also said the repression and genocide being carried out on the Rohingyas were not reflected in her speech.
But she admitted that the refugees who had taken shelter in Bangladesh in the past were Myanmar's citizens. The total number of Rohingya refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh was about 8 lakhs.
The minister also said that the excuses Myanmar had put forward so far were unacceptable. He demanded full implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission report and the trial of those involved with the genocide, reports BSS.
He also demanded the honorable return of the Rohingya refugees.
Inu said that Bangladesh stood for a peaceful solution of the Rohingya problem. He said that from the last week of August the repression let loose on the Rohingyas in the Arakan state of Myanmar had generated 4 lakhs refugees and Sheikh Hasina had set an unique example of humanity by providing them shelter, food and medicine.
Criticizing the role of the opposition BNP and Jamaat, the minister said they are trying to communalize the issue and even provoking the country towards a war. "This is subversion to its highest," the minister said.
Among others president of the National Press Club Mohammad Shafiqur Rahman, general secretary of JASHOD Shirin Akhter, MP and other party leaders spoke at the meeting.