Voice The Rohingya
Please Support Restless Beings to Voice The Rohingya
Sign The Petition Below and Attend Our Protest on Monday 2nd July 3.30pm - 6pm (Gloucester Rd Tube Station)
Dr. M. Sayeedur Rahman Khan
High Commissioner of The People's Republic of Bangladesh, London
28 Queens Gate
I am writing to you regarding the recent inaction of the Bangladesh Government in the face of ethnic cleansing and humanitarian crisis that has developed over the past month in bordering Myanmar.
As you know many Rohingya from Myanmar who are facing violence and persecution based on ethnicity and religion have been fleeing the country to find refuge in Bangladesh in Teknaf. These refugees have been turned back to face the rough waters and return to almost imminent death in Myanmar under instruction by Foreign Minister Dipu Moni. Alongside the UN and many sovereign nations who have pleaded with the Government of Bangladesh to open its borders temporarily to provide shelter and reprieve to these stateless Rohingya, Bangladesh has refused to do so.
Channel 4 has recently highlighted the extent of the problem in a report aired on Monday 25th June 2012. Not only is this creating a negative image for the country of Bangladesh but also paints a picture that the Government does not pay much attention to the Human Rights atrocities that are taking place on its doorstep.
We urge you to take forward our collective calls to engage in a dialogue with the Government over this issue and further to provide refuge for thousands of the desperate Rohingya who are crying to Bangladesh for some help.
Aside all politics and legalities, this is a matter of basic human rights that we all share, and cannot ignore.