National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh on Saturday asked foreign ministry to play an active role to ensure trial of Myanmar army personnel involved in atrocities on the Rohingyas in international courts.
NHRC chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said this in a statement giving a call to step up diplomatic efforts for imposing international economic sanctions on Myanmar for mounting pressure on the current regime of the country to take back the Rohingyas ensuring their citizenship and human rights.
Describing the instruments signed by the Myanmar authorities on repatriation only ‘eyewash’, Hoque also requested the foreign ministry for arranging an international conference and concert for mobilising global support to expedite the repatriation process.
About 7,00,000 Rohingyas, mostly women, children and aged people, entered Bangladesh fleeing unbridled murder, arson and rape during ‘security operations’ by Myanmar military in Rakhine, what the United Nations denounced as ethnic cleansing and genocide, beginning from August 25, 2017.
The ongoing Rohingya influx took the number of undocumented Myanmar nationals and registered refugees in Bangladesh to about 11,16,000, according to estimates by UN agencies and Bangladesh foreign ministry.