Outgoing Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Monday sought international support for a resolution on human rights violation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The resolution, sponsored jointly by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the European Union (EU), is titled “The Situation of Human Rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar.”
It will be tabled for adoption at the ongoing session of the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on November 14 for the third consecutive year.
It got overwhelming support from the UN members in past two years, said the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
While briefing diplomats on Monday, Syed Muazzem Ali said Bangladesh is hosting over a million forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar for long.
Nearly 45 New Delhi-based foreign diplomats, including heads of the mission, who are concurrently accredited to Bangladesh, attended the briefing.
The High Commissioner said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the border for the Rohingyas in their latest influx in 2017 “out of humanitarian consideration only.”
He referred to the four-point proposal placed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last UNGA session calling for a safe and sustainable return and reintegration of o Rohingyas to Myanmar.
“We believe that on the basis of the 4-point plan, a continued and sustained international pressure on Myanmar would be catalyst for a long-term solution,” the envoy told the diplomats at the briefing held at the mission.
Quoting from Sheikh Hasina’s proposal the envoy said international community must ensure that the root causes of Rohingya problem are addressed and the violation of human rights and other atrocity, crimes committed against Rohingyas are accounted for.
Gambia filed a case on Monday at the United Nations' highest court accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Lawyers for Gambia said in a statement that the case also asks the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately."
Gambia filed the case on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, according to AP.