Two Jamia Millia Islamia alumni Ashraf Ali and Mohd Sabih are camping in Bangladesh since October 1 for humanitarian work for Rohingya people, according to a social media post.
Ashraf is of Mechanical Engineer 1992 batch from Jamia and Sabih from Bio-Science 1990 – 1995 batch, wrote the user. Rohingyas are at the centre stage since reports surfaced of their large-scale migration from Myanmar to Bangladesh following their prosecution.
Aljazeera.com reported that Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, accused Myanmar’s authorities of carrying out “a brutal, sustained campaign to cleanse the country of an ethnic minority”.
“The time for well-meaning, diplomatic words in this council has passed,” she told the UN Security Council, which held its first public meeting on Myanmar since 2009, though it failed to arrive at a resolution.
Many Rohingyas have been living in India too with some being stationed in Kanchan Kunj on land provided by Zakat Foundation. They live in pathetic condition getting very little help, said activist Anisur Rahman, who has worked with them since they arrived in the locality.
Rahman said know they are working to build a makeshift toilet for them. Rohingyas’ plight has been at the centre of attraction with many peaceful protest rallies being held in India mounting pressure on the international community and Myanmar to stop their prosecution.