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Shashi Tharoor adds voice to support of Rohingya

  • Published at 10:32 am November 23rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:11 pm November 30th, 2017
Shashi Tharoor adds voice to support of Rohingya
Eminent writer, historian, and Indian parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor has added his voice to the growing chorus of support for the embattled Rohingya people of Myanmar. Tharoor is the latest high-profile name to join the Dhaka Lit Fest statement of support for the Rohingya. Other signatories to the statement include celebrated Syrian poet Adonis, academy award-winning actress Tilda Swinton, Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri, playwright David Hare, historian William Dalrymple, and public intellectual Tariq Ali.
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The Dhaka Lit Fest statement in support of the Rohingya community, urges the global community "to stand up and support these refugees, and to hold accountable those who have orchestrated the violence leading to this catastrophe." The participants who signed the statement are: Adonis, Ahsan Akbar, Alex Preston, Ameerah Haq, André Naffis-Sahely, Anisul Hoque, Bee Rowlatt, Belal Ehsan Baaquie, Ben Okri, Catherine Lacey, Charles Glass, David Hare, Deepak Unnikrishnan, Dominic Ziegler, Esther Freud, Fakrul Alam, Firdous Azim, Garga Chatterjee, Jesse Ball, John Makinson, John Ralston Saul, Kaiser Haq, Kamila Shamsie, Kazi Anis Ahmed, Kazi Nabil Ahmed, Kelly Falconer, Khademul Islam, Lionel Shriver, Luba Khalili, Luke Neima, Mahrukh Mohiuddin, Mohammed Hanif, Manjula Narayan, Nadeem Zaman, Nadia Kabir Barb, Nandana Sen, Naomi Hossain, Nasreen Sattar, Nayantara Sahgal, Nicole Farhi, Philip Hensher, Roderick Matthews, Shashi Tharoor, Sadaf Saaz, Samrat Choudhury, Sandro Kopp, Shaheen Akhter, Shamsad Mortuza, Sharbari Ahmed, Stephen Alter, Sudeep Chakravarti, Syed Badrul Ahsan, Shobhaa De, Tahmima Anam, Talal Ahmed Chowdhury, Tariq Ali, Tilda Swinton, William Dalrymple, Vijay Seshadri, Zafar Sobhan, Zia Haider Rahman and Zulfiqer Russell.