BNP has accused the government of failing to take any measures to resolve the Rohingya crisis, and urged it to raise the issue at the United Nations.
“Foreign ministers from Indonesia and Turkey are arriving here over the Rohingya crisis. The United Nations has issued a statement to stop persecution on them immediately,” BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Wednesday.
He added that the government did not send any envoys anywhere, and did not take any step to take the issue to the United Nations.
“I strongly demand the government immediately raise the issue at the United Nations and take proper steps to resolve the problem,” Fakhrul said while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by Dhaka North city unit BNP at the Jatiya Press Club.
The programme was arranged to mark the 10th ‘jail release’ day of BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.
Fakhrul said the government has failed to give shelter to thousands of Muslim and Hindu Rohingyas who are fleeing their country in the face of mass killing and persecution by the Myanmar army.
“The current government has also failed to force the Myanmar authorities to take back the Rohingya refugees ensuring their rights and dignity through diplomatic efforts,” he commented.
The BNP secretary general alleged that the current government is again trying to hold a lopsided election like the one in 2014.
He warned that the country’s people will not allow the ruling party to hold any lopsided election.
“The 11th parliamentary elections must be held under a neutral election-time supportive government,” he said.
Fakhrul said the government is killing people and making them disappeared as it has no accountability.