A victory for humanity: FM

Special Correspondent

24 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday described the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision which found “prima face evidence” of genocide against the Rohingyas in Myanmar as “a victory for humanity.”

He said in a statement that it was “a victory for humanity, a milestone for human rights activists across all nations. A victory for Gambia, OIC, Rohingya and of course, for Bangladesh.”

“God bless humanity and also the 'mother of humanity' Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he added.

The UN’s highest legal body accepted all 4 provisional measure requested unanimously and asked Myanmar to submit a report within 4 months confirming the measures have been taken and after that report every 6 months. Court used the term 'Rohingya' and also rejected Myanmar’s claim and also asked Myanmar to stop genocide and atrocities against Rohingyas.

Momen said “Such a verdict will hopefully stop recurrence of ethnic cleansing and genocide in the world.”

Bangladesh backed the Gambia in preparing its case for the IJC.