Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said Rohingyas have suffered much sexual violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.
The minister told this while talking to United Nations Secretary General’s special envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Pattern at his secretariat office in the capital.
“Following the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we are now trying to lessen the traumas of Rohingyas those took shelter here in Bangladesh. We are taking steps to ensure peace for them,” he said.
“We don’t have any problems regarding sexual violence in conflict. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her personal initiative gave shelter to Rohingyas here, arranged food for them. We are looking into all the other issues as well and continuing discussion with Myanmar,” Anisul added.
While talking to newsmen after coming out of the meeting, the law minister said the world has appreciated Bangladesh and Sheikh Hasina’s sympathetic gesture towards Rohingyas.
“We have tackled some other minor problems like trafficking with iron fist and these are not being occurring anymore now,” he further said.