We can feed 700,000 Rohingya Muslims – Bangladesh Prime Minister

All of us know about the critical condition of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Myanmar government and some Buddhist terrorist groups have been killing Muslims like we kill harmful insects. These Muslims who form a minority there, are facing genocide. Their condition there is worse than ever.

Many Muslims have fled to other countries especially Bangladesh, yet there are still around 1.1 million Muslims there who are being deprived of life. Bangladesh government has opened their borders to their brothers and sisters living in Rohingya this time.[irp]

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina said in an interview to the BBC News that Bangladesh government can sponsor 700,000 refugees for as long as Myanmar government doesn’t take them back. It is a huge statement from Bangladesh Prime Minister being a head of an overpopulated and poor country.

After visiting The Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, she said that “We have the ability to feed 160 million people of Bangladesh and we have enough food security to feed the 700,000 refugees”. She also said that they have let the Rohingya Muslims cross the border on humanitarian grounds.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh also asked the people of Bangladesh to help their Muslim brothers and sisters refugees in whatever way they can. After the violence erupted in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have migrated from Myanmar to the Bangladesh.

Right now there is an aggregate of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims or you can Rohingya refugees living in shelter camps of Bangladesh. It is a very positive statement and acts by the Bangladesh Prime Minister and Bangladesh government. Previously, she had been heavily criticized for saying that the Rohingya Muslims are not their problem.


She has also stressed the local and provincial governments to take care of their brothers and sisters who are in need of them. Especially if anyone of them is sick, make sure the hospitals of Bangladesh are available to them as they are available to a normal Bangladeshi citizen.

Different nations have stood up for these Muslims. Turkey has not only condemned the act but also has pleaded to the government of Bangladesh to open borders for Burma Muslims and they will pay for all the expenses. The abuses against the Muslims of Myanmar have been condemned by Indonesia, Russia, and Malaysia.

Many protests have been seen in these countries which demand justice and ending of the abuses. Saudi Arabia has opened its borders for the Muslim fellows. King Salman has announced Saudi Iqama for 1 Million Burmese.

The international community and UN have also condemned these acts and have demanded the State counselor of Myanmar Suu Kyi to end the abuse and to control the riots in the Rakhine state.

May Allah help our Muslim brothers and sisters there. This is the time where the entire Muslim nation shall take a similar stance against the Myanmar violation of Muslims. We hope that soon justice will be upheld!

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