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Resolution on Rohingya issue adopted in United Nations

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A resolution was adopted expressing deep concern over the Rohingya crisis in the social, humanitarian and human rights affairs agenda appraisal committee of the United Nations.

135 countries voted for the resolution. 10 countries including China and Russia voted against it. 26 countries including India voted neither the sides. Besides, 22 countries were absent.

The resolution was adopted after voting on Thursday morning New York time.

Egypt submitted the draft resolution on 31st October in the title of ‘Human Rights Situation of Myanmar’. 97 countries were the cosponsor of the resolution.

The resolution said, human rights are being violated in Rakhine in a systematic way due to military operation. Myanmar government was asked to stop the campaign and to bring under justice the perpetrators associated with the killings.

The resolution also highlighted different matters so that Rohingyas can return to Rakhine with safety and dignity. It also said about creating an environment there so that aid agencies including United Nations can work.

The resolution urged UN Secretary General to appoint a ‘Special Envoy on Myanmar Affairs’ and to propose Myanmar to assist over the issue.

A government official said, what Bangladesh wants is reflected in the resolution.

More than six lakh Rohingyas fled Myanmar to Bangladesh and took shelter as Myanmar military force started ethnic cleansing in Rakhine from 25th August of this year. Bangladesh government provided them shelter considering the humanitarian ground.

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