Former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia Sunday asked the Bangladesh government to provide shelter to the murderously hounded Rohingya people of Myanmar on humanitarian ground.

Begum Zia in a statement issued today, also urged the other countries and the Muslim world to stand beside the repressed Rohingya.

“I am calling upon all humanitarian states, specially the Muslim world, the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and other international organizations to come forward to compel the Myanmar government to establish peace and stop the persecution of the Rohingyas,” she added.

“It is a matter of great regret,” said the BNP chief, “that no military ruler is responsible for these atrocities, but a Nobel peace prize laureate. We are stunned as how she (Suu Kyi) ignores such a massacre after being herself repressed for long.”

Begum Zia strongly urged the government of Myanmar to stop the genocide immediately so that the Rohingya people are not victimized any longer.