PM reaches Rohingya camps at Ukhia
01:15 PM, September 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 PM, September 13, 2017

Myanmar must take back its nationals: PM

Describing the atrocities by Myanmar military as "acts against humanity and violation of human rights", Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Rohingya refugees are Myanmar nationals and it must take its citizens back.

Bangladesh wants to maintain peace and good relations with its neighbouring countries, but it cannot accept “unjust acts” the Myanmar government is committing, the prime minister said.

She was speaking while visiting a Rohingya-registered camp and distributing relief materials among the refugees at Kutupalong Bazar in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar.

"Still, the fire is burning there...people can't find out their family members...the bodies of infants and women are floating on the Naf River, these go completely against humanity and are violation of human rights,” the PM said.

“What sin and crimes these innocent children, women and people have committed...we can't tolerate such activities," the prime minister added.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh protest these injustice and inhumane attitude towards the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, and renewed her call to the international community to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to take back their nationals.

"Myanmar has to take back their nationals, give them a safe place to live in their homeland. The international community should put pressure on the Myanmar as they're committing such atrocities on Rohingya people... this has to be stopped," she added.

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