Marking one year of the brutal campaign of persecution they faced at home, displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps staged a protest rally on Saturday (August 25) to press the world for ensuring their safe repatriation to Myanmar.
The lakhs of ill-fated people from Rakhine state marked August 25 as a ‘black day’ that brought intolerable miseries to their destinies.
As many as 2,000 Rohingays joined the demonstration held on the main road before Kutupalong Bazar in Ukhia upazila.
Apart from safe repatriation, the protesters demanded Myanmar’s junta military government must be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“My father was shot dead by the Myanmar army on August 25, 2017. My sister was raped and killed. My mother died on way here while fleeing,” said Hossain, a Rohingya refuge who took part in Saturday’s protest.
“I have become destitute after losing everything. I want to go back my homeland, despite of everything. And I have joined the protest rally for this,” he added.
The Rohingya leaders participating in the protest at block-3 of Kutupalong camp thanked Bangladesh government for being granted shelters here.
Criticizing the world leaders for remaining mum about Myanmar government and its armed forces, the refugees urged the world communities to create pressure on Myanmar government so that the Rohingyas can go back their home safely, as soon as possible.