The state of the Rogingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh was taking a toll as no positive approaches were being made until recently. Much to the world’s relief, The Gambia finally filed the case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar, accusing it of genocide against the minority Rohingya population.
At the UN’s top court, a 17-member panel of judges of ICJ were present during the first international legal attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over the mass killings of the Rohingya. According to a report published in this daily, Professor Mizanur Rahman, an expert on international law at Dhaka University, said that if the ICJ primarily found evidence of genocide, it could issue an order for provisional measures. And as there is plenty of evidence to prove the perpetrators wrong, I hope that they will be convicted for genocide. What they did to the Rogingya will never be forgotten. However, yesterday when Aung San Suu Kyi ruled out the allegation of ongoing genocide or genocidal intent at Rohingya villages in Rakhine, it was absolutely unacceptable! Does that mean the entire community of Rohingya are lying? The horrors they faced are clearly visible on their faces. Like the rest, I just hope and pray that justice will be served.
Al-Amin Rubel, Dhaka