Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | ePaper

Dr Yunus proposes 7 steps to solve Rohingya crisis

  • Print
Tribune :
Nobel laureate and Bangladeshi economist Dr Muhammad Yunus has described the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state as "a human disaster."
Yunus urged the Myanmar government to take seven steps to overcome the crisis. He asked also Myanmar to form "an implementation committee" to undertake the tasks.
Yunus made the suggestions in an article that was run by the United Arab Emirates-based newspaper, The National.
Calling the state of the Rohingya "a human disaster," he advised the Myanmar government to form the said committee to bring peace to the people.
As a preparatory step, Yunus suggested that Myanmar government immediately appoints members from the former United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan's commission, Advisor Commission of Rakhine State (ACRS), in the committee, and give them following responsibilities:
1. Oversee the implementation of the ACRS recommendations. 2. Take immediate steps to halt the violence and stem the outflow of refugees. 3. Invite international observers vulnerable areas on a regular basis. 4. Create conditions for the return of refugees who have already left the country.  
5.    Build camps within Myanmar for the returning refugees to facilitate their rehabilitation with UN financing and supervision.
6.    Grant citizenship to the Rohingya as prescribed in the ACRS report under the exclusive authority of the implementation committee.
7.    Guarantee and uphold political freedoms and the freedom of movement for all citizens.
Regarding the report of Annan's commission, Yunus said: "Annan's report spells out in clear terms the corrective actions that must urgently be taken. They include provision of full citizenship to the Rohingya; freedom of movement, rights and equality before the law; communal representation [the lack of which affects the Muslims disproportionately]; and facilitating UN assistance to ensure the safety and security of the Rohingya refugees returning home."
"The full and immediate implementation of the Annan commission's recommendations will bring the crisis to a swift end," he added.

More News For this Category

Tight security to overcome fear of militant attack

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :The first phase of the Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, is scheduled to begin on the bank of the river

City experienced severe traffic gridlock at different strategic points almost whole the day on Tuesday as hundreds of vehicles got stuck, causing sufferings to commuters. This photo was taken from Bangla Motor area.

City experienced severe traffic gridlock at different strategic points almost whole the day on Tuesday as hundreds of vehicles got stuck, causing sufferings to commuters. This photo was taken from Bangla Motor area.

.

Banking sector beset with default loans

Kazi Zahidul Hasan :The defaulted loan in the banking sector increased by Tk 6,159 crore or 10.67 per cent in the third quarter (July- September) this year compared to

Street movement if no understanding over polls: BNP

UNB, Dhaka :BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday warned that their party will wage a street movement if the government fails to reach an understanding over holding

DNCC starts crush programme to eliminate mosquitoes

Staff Reporter :Dhaka North City Corporation on Tuesday started a crush programme to eliminate mosquitoes in winter. DNCC Chief Executive Officer Mesbahul Islam inaugurated the programme on the Manik

EU seeks steps for safe return of Rohingyas

UNB, Nay Pyi Taw :Mentioning that the humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine State remains extremely serious, the European Union has called for steps to ensure voluntary, safe

Blogger Niloy murder accused Sohel put on 4-day remand

Court Correspondent :Banned outfit Ansarul Al Islam activist Abu Siddik Sohel was yesterday placed on a four-day remand in the case filed for killing blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy, two

Thousands of Rohingyas at 'risk of being left out': IOM

UNB, Cox's Bazar :Thousands of Rohingyas who have settled in the villages of Shamlapur, Leda and Unchiprang in the southern part of the district are at 'risk of being

Mayor Sakku gets clean chit in graft case

Mayor Sakku gets clean chit in graft case

Court Correspondent :A court here on Tuesday cleared Comilla City Corporation Mayor Monirul Haque Sakku of graft charges in connection with a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).Following

Infant stolen from DMCH rescued from N'ganj

Staff Reporter :A three-month old infant was rescued, who was stolen on Tuesday morning from Dhaka Medical College Hospital, in Fatulla upazila of Narayanganj district in the afternoon. "Infant