Dhaka, Nov 5 (UNB) - Indian National Congress leader and spokesperson Salman Nizami has praised the actions of Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in welcoming the Rohingyas, calling it an example of the motherliness of humanity.
"Bangladesh government has not only opened the borders but also opened the hearts with love and compassion to the children, women, old, the sick, the wounded and even the thousands who are unborn," he said.
The Congress leader along with a team of volunteers reached Bangladesh-Myanmar border on Saturday to provide relief to the Rohingya Muslim families still fleeing Myanmar.
Nizami visited Shah Parir Dwip, Teknaf and many camps in Cox's Bazar, including Hindu camps, where he distributed relief among the refugees.
He said many Rohingya Muslims are living without water, food, clothes and shelter.
They are sitting wherever they can find a corner, they do not have anywhere to go, he said adding that they are in an extremely bad state as of now.
Nizami also said the Myanmar government has been carrying out genocide against Rohingyas which is tantamount to declaring a war.
Mentioning the worldwide criticism against Myanmar government, Nizami said, "A vested quarter especially Hindutva brigade is hatching conspiracy capitalising on the Rohingya problem for political benefit in India & spreading fake news that Rohingya Muslims killed Hindus and Bangladeshi Muslims are forcing Hindu refugees to convert into Islam.”
Nizami said, "I met the Hindu refugees in Cox's Bazar and they totally denied these allegations. The Hindu refugees blamed Myanmar army for the genocide and also thanked Bangladeshi government for providing assistance and shelter to them."
Nizami urged people to remain alert against such ‘conspiracy’ and to come forward and help the Rohingya Muslims.
He said, "Our team will visit each Rohingya camp and distribute food, medicines and essentials among the refugees, and will ensure their safety on humanitarian grounds.”