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12:00 AM, February 07, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:29 AM, February 07, 2019

Rohingya Repatriation

Four senior MPs demand all-party House committee

Four senior MPs of the ruling alliance last night proposed formation of an all-party parliamentary committee to work out a solution to the Rohingya crisis and repatriate them to their country.

They also suggested the Speaker to fix a day for discussion on the burning issue in parliament.

Speaking on point of order, Awami League MP Mohammad Nasim, Workers' Party President Rashed Khan Menon, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President Hasanul Haq Inu and Bangladesh Tarikat Federation Chairman Syed Nazibul Bashar Maijbhandari came up with the proposal.

Nasim first raised the issue saying the problem has not been solved, although different foreign leaders are visiting Bangladesh and giving assurances, while only three Rohingys have so far returned to their country.

“As the parliament session is going on, honourable Speaker, please fix a day for discussion on the Rohingya problem so that lawmakers from all parties can discuss ways to solve the problem,” he said.

Nasim, also a presidium member of AL, said an all-party parliamentary body can be formed if necessary and they can visit India, China and Myanmar to take necessary measures to resolve the crisis.

Inu said it is necessary to inform the country's people and the international community about the views of the MPs of 11th parliament on the Rohingya issue.

Menon raised the question about the justification of the bilateral agreement signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar over sending Rohingyas to their homeland.

Maijbhandari also proposed the formation of an all-party body on how to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

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