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Minister: India dealing with Assam NRC issue as per their own laws

  • Published at 07:32 pm September 7th, 2019
Planning Minister MA Mannan
Planning Minister MA Mannan addresses a symposium titled “The Relevance of the United Nations for Bangladesh: A Prognosis for Partnership” at Lakeshore Hotel in dhaka on Saturday, september 7, 2019 PID

This issue is still developing and we should let it develop before addressing it

Planning Minister MA Mannan has said India is dealing with the people excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam as per their own laws, internally.

“This issue is still developing and we should let it develop before addressing it,” he added.

The minister made the comments in response to a question at a symposium in Dhaka on Saturday.

Cosmos Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bangladeshi conglomerate Cosmos Group, organized the symposium titled “The Relevance of the United Nations for Bangladesh: A Prognosis for Partnership” at Lakeshore Hotel in the city. 

The planning minister also said Bangladesh would not incite animosity with any neighboring countries.

“Our main aim is to maintain friendship with our neighbouring countries. We cannot change them, we have to be to be tolerant and patient,” he added, stressing that Bangladesh will resolve any issues through bilateral or multilateral discussions.

Also addressing the symposium, former UN deputy secretary general Lord George Mark Malloch Brown said: “One can understand the growing frustration among Bangladesh citizens about this unanticipated burden [presence of Rohingya refugees]. 

“We all understand the politics of Myanmar, where the military still hold the upper hand and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has defended their actions,” he added.

He also said the Rohingya crisis is a long-term problem that cannot be resolved overnight.

Former high commissioner of Bangladesh to India Tariq Karim said Bangladesh has shown a lot of patience over the Rohingya crisis, but there is a limit to such patience.

The symposium was chaired and conducted by Principal Research Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies at National University of Singapore Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, and Chairman of Cosmos Foundation Enayetullah Khan.

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said India would have to persuade Bangladesh to take back the people excluded from the National Register of Citizens in Assam after the foreigners’ tribunals pass their final verdict, reports The Times of India. 

The Assam NRC published on August 31 left out nearly two million people.

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