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We can`t agree through appeasement to `push the refugees to hell`

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10th-Oct-2017       
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Bangladesh foreign ministry is anxious to show success by telling us that Myanmar has agreed to take back the refugees who fled Myanmar and crossed over to Bangladesh to be alive. Our foreign ministry cannot see that the Myanmar government would be very happy indeed to get back the Muslim refugees to cleanse them ethnically.
The whole world was aghast by seeing the pictures of brutalities ruthlessly persecuted against men, women and children. The world leaders, including   the Secretary General of the UN and The Permanent Representative of the USA at the UN condemned the inhuman mass killing in Myanmar in the strongest of terms. They were for immediate action. But Russia and China prevented.
Our government is found hesitant and undecided about a clear policy. Indian government is supporting atrocities against the Muslim Rohingyas. Yet our government misses no opportunity to tell our people that India is with the government of Bangladesh. This can only mean that we are with India on this crisis and do nothing.
The world is surprised that when Bangladesh should have loathed to initiate bilateral talks with Myanmar for genocide Rohingyas and the act of aggression committed against Bangladesh, our foreign ministry officials gleefully welcome any representative from Myanmar, however useless he is, to say they have agreed to take the refugees back. It is a big success that Myanmar has recognised the crisis.
Of course the government of Myanmar will be happy to take them to finish them off.
Our foreign ministry has not come out publicly about the terms and conditions of security of the refugees agreed if they return to Myanmar. Can we call it diplomacy for protecting the interest of Bangladesh?
When international community is ready to help why our government is not anxious to join them and move unitedly towards an early solution remains unanswered.
When our Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali considers it suicidal for Bangladesh to get involved in a war with Myanmar so outspokenly then what he means is appeasement is the best policy in the face belligerency from the government of Myanmar.
No sane person wants war and still even we spend millions on war preparations. Myanmar is using its military power and our Foreign Minister rejects out of hand any armed confrontation. He expects his sweet words and do nothing policy will win over Myanmar military.
He is not doing anything to mobilise international pressure on Myanmar. He is keeping himself away from international diplomacy in the hope of bilateral solution.
The international community was horrified at the massacre of Rohingyas. The wife of Turkey's President Emine Erdogan was the first important foreign personality to visit the refugee camps in Bangladesh and brought help.
The Western countries threatened action against the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar long before Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed the five-point demand for resolving the crisis. These five-point demand is taken from the recommendation of Annan Commission Report.
Except to those who have nothing to show for international diplomacy everybody will agree that without military preparedness jointly with others no permanent solution is possible to military aggression for Myanmar. Any diplomat worth his name will know that preparation for war is not always a war.
This truth is borne out by the fact that the previous agreements were violated without a care because our Foreign Minister will not take any suicidal step. He cannot think of organising military power through alliance. He also does not know that the military preparedness could be the best way for avoiding war and solving international problems peacefully.
 The Foreign Minister must have noticed what the Amnesty International had to say about any hasty decision bilaterally. The Amnesty warned not to push Rohingyas to hell without ensuring safety of the people. This assurance by our Foreign Minister could not and will get from Myanmar.
 The negotiation with Myanmar must mean negotiation with international community under the supervision of the Unified Nations.

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