Visual depiction of Rohingyas’ plight shown in city


Thursday, October 19th, 2017


 

An audio-visual exhibition depicting the recent mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh was presented at the residence of Dhaka Courier and UNB Editor-in-Chief Enayetullah Khan in the city on October 14. The exhibition consisted of a video taken by UNB Director Nahar Khan, who had recently visited Ukhia and Teknaf’s Shah Porir Dwip with her team and had directly interacted with numerous incoming Rohingyas from Myanmar, as well as a photo exhibition on the same subject matter. The video was a wake-up call for those who could not deduce the magnitude of the horrific situation, where it showed the exodus, as well as the helpless manner in which women, especially pregnant women, children and the elderly, are fleeing from their country. “I stood astounded as I watched mostly women and children, struggling to carry very little of their lives that they had brought along”, Nahar said, “mothers clenching the tiny hands of their children, elderly struggling not to slip through the muddy terrains, and children carrying screaming babies”. She also said that although they were uncertain about their future, they were very optimistic nevertheless. The exhibition was attended by distinguished members of society, cultural personalities, diplomats, businessmen and others.

 

Speaking at the occasion, former Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Caretaker Government Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said that the Myanmar authorities are using stalling tactics to delay the Rohingya repatriation process. Enayetullah Khan, also the Chairman of Cosmos Foundation, shed light on how the Foundatiom had arranged a dialogue earlier in the day on the Rohingya crisis.

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