International community should play role on Rohingya crisis: Momen

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen on Monday said that international community, including United Nations Security Council (UNSC), has the duty to identify the responsibility behind the ethnic cleansing which has been stated by the High Commissioner of UNHCR, UNB reports.

“UNHCR High Commissioner termed the violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar as the ‘text book example of ethnic cleaning’, international community including the UNSC has the duty to identify the responsibility of this,” he said.

Momen on Monday made the statement while participating in a discussion on a report of International Criminal Court (ICC) at UN General Assembly, according to a message received in Dhaka from Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations.

He said that the ongoing violence and forcibly displacing people from their home by the Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state taking the chance of new democracy in the country put the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (ICC) in more important place.

Momen stated the statement of UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng on the situation in northern Rakhine state.

In the statement, Adama Dieng mentioned that the brutality in Myanmar can be treated as mass killing, crime against humanity and war crime.

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