Dhaka University teachers protest Rohingya persecution

17 Sep 2017, 21:11

Online Desk

Dhaka: A section of teachers of Dhaka University formed a human chain at the foot of Aparajeyo Bangla of Dhaka University (DU) on Sunday protesting at the repression on the Rohingyas by the Myanmar authorities and demanding the government move to send them back to their country.

Some 60 teachers took part in the one hour long human chain programme, organised by DU pro-BNP-Jamaat teachers' panel.

DU white panel convener Prof Akhter Hossain Khan, former convener Prof Sadrul Amin, white panel joint Convener Prof Morshed Hasan Khan, DU Senate members ABM Obaidul Islam, Pali and Buddhist Studies former chairman Prof Shukomol Barua were, among others, addressed the programme.

Addressing the programme, Prof Akhter Hossain Khan said, "It's the time for Bangladesh to get united against Myanmar's genocide and it is very shocking that India, China and Russia support the Myanmar Army's mass killing."

If the United Nations and the global human rights bodies do not create pressure on the Myanmar government immediately the situation will go out of control, he added.

Prof Sadrul Amin said Bangladeshis are always beside Rohingyas. "We hope in this difficult situation the government will take all necessary steps to help them," he added.

"The Bangladesh government should mount pressure and ask the international community to create pressure on Myanmar to stop the massacre and violence against the Rohingyas," he said.