B'desh PM Sheikh Hasina says military violence in Rakhine state is 'against humanity'

ANI | Updated: Sep 13, 2017 10:29 IST

Quetta [Pakistan], September 13 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dubbed the atrocities, unleashed by the military in the Rakhine state, as "acts against humanity and violation of human rights."

She further said that Myanmar must take back its citizens now sheltered in Bangladesh, The Daily Star reported.

"Myanmar has to take back its nationals and give them a safe place to live in their homeland. The international community should put pressure on the country as it is committing such atrocities against Rohingya people. This has to be stopped," Hasina said.

She added that Bangladesh wants to maintain peace and good relations with its neighbouring countries, further urging Naypyidaw to end the persecution of the Rohingya minorities.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday visited a Rohingya refugee camp, along with a delegation in Kutupalong.

She visited the camp to inspect the living conditions and distribute aid among the refugees.

Earlier, the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, had said that at least 2,70,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from the violence-affected Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh where the limited shelter capacity is already exhausted. (ANI)