Khaleda urges Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

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Cox’s Bazar, October 30: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged Myanmar to take back their citizens known as Rohingya in the shortest possible time.BNP Chairperson also alleged that “insufficient efforts” in extending assistance to Rohingya refugees who has taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar.

She blamed the government for the “insufficient efforts” and also urged the international community to continue diplomatic efforts and pressure on Myanmar.

The former prime minister was speaking while distributing relief and support materials in Moynar Ghuna unregistered camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia upazila in the afternoon.

After distributing relief materials to the Rohingyas in Moynar Ghuna, Hakimpur and Balukhali camps, Khaleda extended medical services of pro-BNP Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) there around 3:00pm.

She is now returning to Cox’s Bazar Circuit House.

Thousands of her party’s supporters and activists stood on both sides of the road to accord warm reception to Khaleda when she was on the way to the refugee camp this morning.

A significant number of women were seen on the road, reports agency.

She reached Cox’s Bazar Circuit House around last night. Party leaders and activists accorded receptions at different points between Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar.

On the way, Khaleda’s motorcade came under attack in Feni, for which the BNP and its archrival Awami League are pointing fingers at each other.