Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, October 14, 2019 08:16:47 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

False hope won't work, Rohingya crisis can be solved only by effective diplomacy

By
06th-Sep-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

FOREIGN Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Wednesday expressed hope that Rohingya repatriation will begin soon with sending the first batch of over 3,000 Rohingyas though no specific date has been mentioned to start the process. He told the newsmen, "We're thinking of beginning the first batch repatriation soon. Clearance for over 3,000 Rohingyas is given. But I can't tell you the date at this moment." The minister was talking to journaists after attending a seminar titled 'Rohingya Crisis: Challenges and Ways Forward' at National Defence College (NDC) in the city. At present over 1.2 million Rohingyas are staying in Bangladesh. Of them, an estimated 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Cox's Bazar since August 25 last year being driven away by the Myanmar military.
Our Foreign Minister suddenly has become very much optimistic about the return of Rohingyas without taking the obvious obstacles under active consideration. Surprisingly, he also could not tell the tentative date of return. International Red Cross President Peter Maurer in July said he did not believe returns should start any time soon based on what he saw during his visit. "I think there is still a lot of work to do till large-scale repatriation is a realistic possibility," Maurer said.
What significant is that a high-level Bangladesh delegation led by Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque visited Rakhine on August 11 last and saw no infrastructural facility to rehabilitate the Rohingyas. The world knows, the Myanmar authorities are killing time giving different strange conditions one after another to take back their nationals. We think, without involving global and regional superpowers like Russia, China and India along with involvement of the UN, the Myanmar government will not feel pressure to draw an end to the Rohingya crisis.
By giving false hope over a burning issue may earn some political benefit to the government in the local arena but it may appear as boomerang in the future.  


Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Entertainment »

Mouni Roy rubbishes rumours of dating a Dubai based banker


Mouni Roy has a made a smooth transition from television to films and is now promoting Made in China with Rajkummar Rao. But just like every actor has to face the brunt of controversies, one seems to have fallen right into Mouni's lap. She's been in the news for allegedly ...

Editorial »

Income inequality is the main barrier


THE number of bank accounts having more than Tk 1 crore in deposit has increased almost three times along with a five times rise in the deposited money in those accounts over the last 10 years. Economists said that such rise in high net-worth population indicated that the rich are ...

Sports »

Medvedev thumps Zverev to win Shanghai Masters title


Daniil Medvedev won his fourth title of a spectacular year with a thumping 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.Victory for the 23-year-old Russian, contesting a sixth final in a row, was more evidence that he is the prime contender to join the "Big ...

Football »

Italy clinch place at Euro 2020 as Spain have to wait


Italy became the second team to qualify for Euro 2020 after a 2-0 win over Greece on Saturday, while three-time champions Spain edged closer to the finals despite conceding a stoppage-time equaliser away to Norway.Chelsea midfielder Jorginho dispatched a second-half penalty as Italy, wearing green kits for just the second ...

International »

Impeachment probe overshadows US 2020 Democratic race


Joe Biden faces scrutiny over Ukraine, Elizabeth Warren is surging and Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, but recent developments in the Democratic presidential battle are getting minimal attention, swamped by Washington's impeachment obsession.Most Democratic candidates are pounding the pavement in early voting states like Iowa, but they are finding ...

International »

Britain's PM Johnson pushes for last-ditch Brexit deal


Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his ministers Sunday on progress in Britain's last-ditch efforts to strike a new Brexit agreement with the EU.Negotiators went behind closed doors for intensive talks in Brussels after Johnson outlined a new set of divorce terms to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on ...

City »

President asks govt officials to perform duties at designated places


President M Abdul Hamid on Sunday asked government officials to do their jobs properly staying at their assigned places to gear up the development of local areas as well as the whole country."Do your job properly staying at your respective assigned places. . . If you don't have such mentality ...

Editorial »

Steps needed to keep prices stable in kitchen market


THE prices of vegetables, fish and meat went up in the city's kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that prices of most of the vegetables increased as the supply of summer vegetables became near end and the winter vegetables started hitting the market. The prices of most ...

Sports »

Boxer Fury to make pro wrestling debut in Saudi Arabia


AFP, Las Vegas :A pair of pugilistic big men will clash in a cross over of combat sports as former boxing champion Tyson Fury fights Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia later this month.Fury will make the brief switch to professional wrestling when he fights on a World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. ...

International »

US bolsters Saudi defense against Iran with jets, missiles


AP, Washington  : The U.S. is deploying dozens more fighter jets and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia, beefing up efforts to defend the kingdom against Iran even as President Donald Trump repeatedly insists that America must get out of endless Middle East wars.Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the deployments Friday ...

International »

Actor Jane Fonda arrested in climate protest at US capitol


Oscar-winner Jane Fonda was arrested Friday outside the US Capitol where she was protesting climate change and demanding action to protect the environment.The 81-year-old film star, longtime activist and exercise guru was taken into custody with several others after 10 minutes of protesting on the Capitol steps, video posted on ...

Entertainment »

Luipa enthralls own town Bogura’s audience


Entertainment Report :Popular singer of present time Zinia Zafrin Luipa performed at a stage show at Yakubia School playground on the occasion of the school’s 85th founding anniversary in Bogura. Luipa enthralled the audience rendering popular songs like Porichoy, Gentleman, Modhu Hoi Hoi Bish Khawaila, Bondhu Tui Local Bus, Sadher ...

International »

Los Angeles fire causing evacuations, closing freeways


AP, Los Angeles :A wildfire fueled by Santa Ana winds has closed two freeways, is threatening homes and has forced evacuations around Los Angeles.Fire officials say the Saddleridge fire had consumed more than 4,600 acres by 3 a.m. Friday.It broke out after 9 p.m. Thursday along the 210 Freeway and ...

Editorial »

Financial sector struggling due to widespread corruption


BANGLADESH slipped two notches in the global competitiveness ranking by the World Economic Forum to rank 105th, out of 141 countries, in 2019 due mainly to significant deterioration in most of the drivers including governance, infrastructure and macroeconomic stability of competitiveness. In 2018, Bangladesh was ranked 103th out of 140 ...

Entertainment »

Jaya’s new film Ardhangini


Entertainment Report :After packing a punch as Padma in  film Bisorjon and its sequel, Bijoya, popular actress Jaya Ahsan will be pairing up with Kaushik Ganguly one more time in Ardhangini. The actress who’ll be seen in and as Ardhangini or the better half is none other than Churni Ganguly. ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news