CHITTAGONG: Qawmi Madrasha-based organisation Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh on Saturday announced to besiege the Myanmar embassy in the capital on September 19 protesting the atrocities on Rohingyas at Rakhine State in Myanmar.
The organisation leaders also declared to bring out protest procession across the country on September 15 and submit memorandum to United Nations and OIC Secretary General on September 21 in this regard.
They announced the protest programmes at a press conference at Chittagong Press Club.
The organisation Secretary General Junaid Babunagari urged the government of Bangladesh to put diplomatic pressure on Myanmar to take the Rohingyas back to their country.
Babunagari said identifying Rohingyas as terrorist by the Myanmar government is violation of human rights as they are tortured.
The Hefazat leader also urged for arranging money, food and shelter for the fleeing Rohingyas.
He said, “During the Liberation War of Bangladesh, the Rohingyas in Myanmar and Hindus in India provided us shelter. Why cannot we give them shelter?”
He also alleged that some MPs are distributing foreign relief sent for Rohingyas in their respective areas.
The secretary general also demanded to open the scope of distributing relief by local and foreign Muslim NGOs along the Bangladeshi citizens.
“If the genocide is not stopped, long-march toward Arakan will be organised,” he threatened.
Hefazat’s Organising Secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi at the press conference alleged that the international community is not performing their duties even after the attacks on Rohingya.
“The situation implies that it is not a geopolitical problem, it is an international conspiracy,“ he said.
The Hefazat leaders also criticised the Muslim countries for not speaking out on the Rohingya issue.
Hefajat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer and Chittagong City Unit President Tajul Islam, Central Joint Secretary General Mufti Fayzullah, Lokman Hakim, Mainuddin Ruhi and Publicity Secretary Anas Madani were also present at the press conference among others.