‘India should monitor safety of Rohingya’
Bangladesh wants India, China and the ASEAN to monitor the promise of safety by Myanmar to ensure protection of the Rohingya community, a Bangladesh source said on Sunday, reflecting the new official position that Dhaka has adopted.
The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, had informed the Indian leadership about the new stance of Dhaka during his visit last week. “The Minister had asked for a safe haven for the Rohingya in Myanmar that should be watched by the ASEAN, India and China,” said the diplomatic source.
Dr. Momen had mentioned the plan for safe haven for the Rohingya in Myanmar for the first time in January after he was sworn in as the Foreign Minister. The Hindu was informed that he shared this idea with both External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.