In the editorial piece “The Rohingya dilemma” published on 28 March, the author recognises that Rohingyas are in Bangladesh due to “religious and political persecution”, who are “deliberately deprived of their citizenship rights” and who have “escape[d] from forced labour, rape, and religious persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military.” And yet it is seen as acceptable to demand their repatriation into such a situation on the basis of a single, local newspaper report that demonstrates nothing more than mishandling of the issue by the Bangladeshi Embassy in Saudi Arabia. The allegation that there they are causing a law and order problem remains precisely that: an allegation. The author fails to provide a single source or piece of evidence to back up any claims of illegal activity, although his inventions do at least afford the Rohingyas some common sense, for who would ever bother to traffic non-addictive drugs? It is wrong to align the situation of the Rohingyas as sympathy cause (that of a Bangladeshi or foreigner otherwise). It is a situation that appeals directly to the basic principles of one's humanity. The article you printed demonstrates short-sightedness and introspection that aims through disingenuous claims to demonise and blame others for the challenges that Bangladesh is currently facing.