Rohingya crisis: Hefajat threatens to besiege Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka
02:11 PM, September 09, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:29 PM, September 13, 2017

Rohingya crisis: Hefajat threatens to besiege Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka

Hefajat-e Islam, a Chittagong-based Islamist group, today threatened to besiege Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka on September 19 if the “genocide” of Rohingya people is not stopped by then.

Hefajat General Secretary Junaid Babunagri made the announcement at a press briefing at Chittagong Press Club around 11:15am, reports staff correspondent from Chittagong.

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The atrocities against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is unacceptable, he said, adding that if the violence against the Rohingya community is not stopped by then they would besiege the Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka on September 19.

The Islamist group will present a memorandum to the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on September 21.

It also announced to organise a countrywide protest and long march on September 16.

The Hefajat leader also called upon the Bangladesh government to put diplomatic pressure on the Myanmar government to stop the atrocities against the Rohingya people immediately.

If the “genocide” of the Rohingyas is not stopped immediately, Hefajat will hold a long march towards Rakhine state in Myanmar led by its chief Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi, Babunagri added. 

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