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03:08 AM, September 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:09 AM, September 27, 2019

Rakhine State: Create proper environment

UNHRC tells Myanmar, adopts resolution

The UN Human Rights Council yesterday adopted a resolution urging Myanmar to create a conducive environment in northern Rakhine State and convince Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas with full safety and dignity as per the bilateral agreement with Bangladesh.

The resolution was adopted by a vote of 37 in favour and two against with seven abstentions during the ongoing 42nd regular session of the UNHRC in Geneva, says a press release of Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva.

The resolution, proposed by Bangladesh, was finalised by all member countries of the OIC and the European Union, said the release.

The resolution laid emphasis on intensified investigation into all human rights violation and atrocities committed against the Rohingyas in Myanmar for bringing perpetrators to book under national, regional and international criminal justice systems.

The UN also highly lauded the Bangladesh government for sheltering the Rohingyas and urged the international community to be partner of Bangladesh for continuing humanitarian assistance until the displaced people return to their homeland.

Addressing the session, Shamim Ahsan, ambassador and permanent representative of Bangladesh Mission in Geneva, said this resolution would be a landmark to ensure accountability and justice over indescribable atrocities committed against the Rohingyas.

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