World feels sorrow for Rohingyas, says Pranab
Published : Saturday, 13 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 50
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India said, "The atrocities perpetrated on the Rohingya community, was a step-back from civilization and has both stunned and shocked the entire world."
"People worldwide felt their sorrow and pain from the outset and are still feeling the hurt they've experiencing today," he told Muhammad Musa, former Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh and currently Secretary-General of the BCS Freedom Fighter and Mujibnagar Officers and Employees Association, said a press release on Friday.
The Secretary-General and his wife Sheikh Rehena Musa, had paid a social visit this week to the celebrated doyen of Indian politics at his new home at 10 Rajaji Marg, New Delhi.
India's 13th esteemed president said he was proud of Bangladesh as a nation in the way it responded to the Rohingya refugee crisis.
"In 1971, Bangladesh experienced a similar emergency and millions of Bengalees sought refuge here (India). We opened our doors and provided shelter and comfort as best we could. Bangladesh is doing similar for the Rohingya community beyond all world community expectations," he commented.
"It is no easy task to suddenly care for nearly one million refugees. No country is ever prepared for a mass influx of people and their myriad of problems like that, but Bangladesh rose to the occasion and set an exemplary example for other nations to copy," he said.
Musa updated the president on the present Rohingya crisis and expressed profound gratitude to him for consenting to visit and speak with the refugees in person next week as part of his private visit program.