Prominent Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen who is currently on exile on Monday questioned the Bangladeshi government on their extended support to the Rohingya refugees.

The author of ‘Lajja’ took to her Twitter handle to slam the vote-bank politics played over humanity. She said that the Bangladeshi govt is providing shelter not for humanity but for voles.

Taslima has been dragged in the controversy over Rohingya crisis after AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that if PM Modi considers Taslima as his sister why can’t he consider Rohingyas to be his brothers.

Earlier in the day, the Indian government filed an affidavit in Supreme Court (SC) on the issue of deportation of Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar.

As many as 370,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh since August 25 to escape the ongoing violence against them in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

The migration of Rohingyas to south-eastern Bangladesh had steadily increased since the attacks on police and military posts by an insurgent group and Myanmar’s subsequent military crackdown.

Buddhist majority Myanmar believes that the Muslim ethic group Rohingya were never a part of their country rather migrated over the centuries from what is now Bangladesh to Rakhine, previously Arakan during the colonial era. The Rohingyas who are mainly Muslims speak a dialect of the Bengali language.

First Published | 18 September 2017 1:50 PM
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