It is a major concern that the process of Rohingyas’ repatriation has made no progress. Our government along with the UN has failed to put enough pressure on Myanmar to take back these refugees.
Bilateral talks didn’t give any hope. But our government did try to garner international attention. The international community too tried to exert pressure on Myanmar. But clearly, such pressure has not had any impact on Myanmar’s authorities who are showing reluctance to solve this crisis.
Bangladesh continues to pay the highest price as it has been hosting nearly a million Rohingya refugees with its limited resources. Now, the country should take an aggressive diplomatic approach to tackle this problem. And for this to materialise, support from the international community is needed. The Rohingya crisis has become a zero-sum game and if we are unable to send back the large number of refugees to their homeland, we would be the ultimate loser.