NHRC blames UN for failure to resolve Rohingya crisis

Staff Correspondent

1 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque blamed the United Nations (UN) for its failure to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

The outgoing chief of the rights body appreciated the role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering the displaced community while addressing a meeting at the Commission’s head office in the capital on Sunday.

NHRC organised the meeting to review the progress of advocacy programme on sustainable re-predication of the persecuted community.

At beginning of the meeting, the NHRC chairman shed light into the activities of the Commission in last two years. He specially focused on advocacy with different international agencies to raise global voice for sustainable solution of the humanitarian crisis.

“Since last week of August, 2016, we have been working together with the development agencies and placed the recommendations from Bangladesh at different global forums on peaceful solution of the man-made crisis,” Reazul Hoque observed.

He also emphasised on five-point recommendations of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last session of the United Nations that was welcomed by international leaders.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) country representative Steven Corliss was present as the special guest while UNDP Human Rights Programme chief technical advisor Sharmeela Rasool also spoke on the occasion.

UNHCR official Steven Corliss appreciated the role of the national rights body while dealing with the humanitarian crisis.

“As the crisis was generated from Myanmar, the solution lies there. No agency can resolve the problem alone. Bangladesh has set up an example by sheltering the hapless community, which is the ultimate reflection of Bangladesh prime minister’s humanitarian act,” Steven stated.

Among others, NHRC member Nazrul Islam, secretary Hiranmaya Barai and Samakal associate editor Ajoy Dasgupta spoke on the occasion.

It may be mentioned that about 7 lakh Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar army unleashed a ‘cleansing operation’ in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.