Khaleda condemns govt for stopping BNP’s aid for Rohingyas

Staff Correspondent | Update:

CaptureBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday condemned the ruling Awami League for allegedly obstructing the trucks carrying relief materials for distribution among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday.

In a twitter message, the former prime minister described the government’s step of preventing relief trucks as an “abuse of state power”.

“The government’s obstacle to the BNP’s help to displaced Rohingyas is an abuse of state power for selfish ends. It deserves the strongest condemnation,” Khaleda tweeted.

Read more: BNP’s 22 relief trucks to Ukhia obstructed

On Wednesday, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alleged that 22 trucks carrying relief materials for Rohingya refugees in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, were stopped by the government.

The trucks contained rice, lentils, flattened rice (cheera), oil, salt, sugar, biscuits, water and other relief goods.

UNICEF on Thursday said nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the persecution carried out by Myanmarese security forces and their allies on the minority group into Bangladesh since 25 August, with thousands more arriving every day.

Around 60 per cent are children, according to preliminary estimates.

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