Rohingyas' desire to return to their homeland on Genocide Day
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 25 August 2023: 6 years ago Rohingyas witnessed the massacre in Rakhine, Myanmar. Rohingyas have been observing August 25 as Rohingya Genocide Day by calling it Black Day. On this occasion, the Rohingyas observed the 'Hope is Home' campaign at the Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia, ignoring the drizzle at around 10 am on Friday, August 25.
On the occasion of the 'Hope is Home' campaign, people from nearby camps started gathering at the playground. Along with men, Rohingya women and children also joined the campaign rally. At that time, the Rohingyas demanded to return to Myanmar on posters and placards. Rohingya leader Master Shoaib, Master Nurul Amin, Master Zubair, Mohammad Yusuf and Master Kamal etc. addressed the Rohingya Genocide Day rally in the 6th year of the Rohingya exodus.
At the rally, General Secretary of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Humanity Mohammad Zobair said, "We want to go back to our country. We are celebrating this Genocide Day because the Myanmar junta government has committed ethnic genocide on us. How many more years will we stay in this country. I don't want to stay anymore. . We want to return to our homeland."
In this rally held under the banner of the general Rohingya community, Rohingya rights activist Syedullah said, Myanmar is our country, we must take it back to our country immediately.
We are grateful to Bangladesh, the international community must stand by the country to make repatriation a success.
On August 25, 2017, the country's army started indiscriminately killing and torturing Rohingyas in Maungdu, Buchidong and Rasethong districts of Rakhine region. At that time, the Rohingya infiltration to Bangladesh started. At that time, about 7 lakh Rohingyas crossed the border and fled to Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. In remembrance of that day, the Rohingyas sheltered in different camps of Cox's Bazar have been celebrating the 'Rohingya Genocide Remember Day'.
It is known that the Rohingyas of Cox's Bazar celebrated the day on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the Rohingya Genocide. They raised several demands including trial of genocide in Myanmar, speedy repatriation. The demands are-recognition as Rohingya in Parliament in Myanmar, can be kept for a limited time in Myanmar transit camps, repatriate all Rohingyas, ensure security, return self-help resources, limit the time of repatriation, repatriate Rohingyas, repatriate all villagers together and make Rohingya terrorists. not raised as Besides, inclusion of donor organizations including United States, United Nations, OIC, United Kingdom, European Union and Bangladesh in the repatriation process.