Speakers at a programme on Tuesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is a genuine mother of humanity, as she sheltered the Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution and genocide by Myanmar army.
She is known as mother of humanity not only in the country but also around the world for providing assistance for Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds, they said.
They were addressing a discussion meeting titled “Mother of Humanity Janonetri Sheikh Hasina, Rohingya Crisis and World Humanity” organised by Bangladesh Human Rights Defenders (BHRD) at the auditorium of Bangladesh Supreme Court Lawyers Association in the capital.
BHRD Chairman advocate Kazi Md Sajawar Hossain presided over the event where Awami League (AL) advisory council member Yusuf Hossain Humayun was present as the chief guest.
In his speech, Yusuf Hossain said the Rohingya crisis is anything new, as it started in the British period.
“Most of the countries censured Myanmar for carrying out genocide against Rohingyas, but China and Russia are siding with Myanmar for their narrow mindedness,” he said.
He called upon all to be watchful about international conspiracy over Rohingya issue.
Yusuf Hossain applauded Sheikh Hasina for providing shelter to Rohingya refugees, which is a rare example in the world.
“Sheikh Hasina has proved herself to be a real mother of humanity. She also deserve thanks as she announced that she would share food of 16 crore people with Rohingya refugees,” he said.
Deputy attorney general Fazlur Rahman Khan, AL law affairs secretary advocate SM Rezaul Karim, and FBCCI director Mohammad Bazlur Rahman, among others, spoke.