A photo exhibition, information picture publication and discussion meeting was held in Canada on the refugee crisis of Bangladesh. The event was organized by the Canadian National Ethnic Media, Press Council, Ben-Can Youth Organization and IEB Canada over Siege Presser in collaboration with Bangladeshi photo journalist Fojit Sheikh Babu. A photographic exhibition was inaugurated at Phitket after the discussion at 3:30 pm local time. Prominent poet and writer Asad Chowdhury was present as the chief guest, presided over by Engineer Syed Abdul Ghaffar, Accountant Ruknuzzaman, Music Artist Zahid Hossain, Literary Anurudh Alam, Photographer Nadeem Wakhar Ahmeer and Video Barmam Ishmael, Solicitors, C-Founders and Partners and OW-SI . Mum Kazi was at the function.
Speakers at the meeting urged people around the world to help the Rohingya return to Myanmar with citizenship through UN intervention. Canada is always on the side of Bangladesh in Rohingya repatriation. The Canadian government will do whatever it takes to assist in this matter, the speakers said. They added that the film depicts the plight of the Rohingya. If the Rohingya problem is not resolved now, in the future, it will pay the whole world.
Speaking at the meeting, Sheikh Babu said, I thank the honorable Prime Minister of my country Sheikh Hasina at the beginning. Who has given shelter to the oppressed Rohingyas like a loving mother. He not only sheltered the Rohingya, he gave shelter to the whole world conscience. At present, this is the proof of the prosperity, peace and country of Bangladesh under his leadership.
“I am a very poor helpless man,” he said. The son of a rickshaw puller. When I woke up in my heart to hear about the plight of the Rohingya, I ran into the Cox’s Bazar Ukhiya, Refugee Camp. I took countless pictures of them in my camera and some of our Bangladeshi journalists collected some pictures from it and traveled to make the world aware through photographic exhibition. Today, through my pictures, all are proven, yet two or four things have to be said – the Rohingyas are suffering in the same way as in the eighties. I grew up suffering like the Rohingya in a slum area submerged in water at Chanapara Rehabilitation Center in Roop Ganj, Narayanganj, Bangladesh. So I understand their suffering. And we understand the tragedy of this tragedy. With the help of our local MP Ghazi Ghulam Dastagir, the warrior of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the 21st, we regained our human rights and now the people of our area are living very well.
He also said that the book that Taslim Shakur Sahib wrote about doing PhD in our area is proof of that. So many thanks to him, and even more thanks to the opportunity he gave to the Rohingya in London to do a photo show. Thanks also to Sadikur Rahman sir who arranged for my photo exhibition in Canada. Many thanks to Gopher Sahib and everyone else. “But when I came out to create public opinion in the Rohingya issue at home and abroad, some local people who did not want the good of Bangladesh and the Rohingya and the evil people have raised various complaints about my photo,” she said. However, I did not stop at it. I have neither the scandal of the moon nor the slightest scandal. I am here to awaken the world conscience, I am here to return the fatherless children to their homeland, I have come to relieve the hundreds of pregnant mothers and sisters in their wits. I am here to awaken your educated conscience through a photographic exhibition. Finally, the only thing I demanded through this photographic exhibition is that the rehabilitation process be completed through rigorous intervention with UN assistance to guarantee the security of the Rohingya in their own country.
The fact that Bangladesh has given shelter to 4 million Rohingya does not mean that they have to be kept for life. May the Rohingya be quickly resettled in their homeland with the intervention of international leaders from different countries of the world, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. If a minority resides within a nation, human rights are violated. From there he was born into several chaotic groups. So these Rohingyas are not just a threat to Bangladesh. Threats to the world. And in this regard, everyone wants to have a photographic exhibition in different countries of the world.
Also who assisted me in photography and other works, Anwar Hossain Joy, photo journalist of the Daily Jugantar newspaper, Harunur Rashid, photojournalist of the Daily Desh Rupantar newspaper, Md Sourav of the Daily New Age newspaper, photo journalist of BD News Twintiffor online, journalist Alom Abdullah. Photo journalist Fazle Elahi Omar, the daily Ittefaq magazine Rehana Akhter, photo journalist Badal Das of the Daily Navaketna, Abul Hossain, video grammar of Smriti Kalar Studio, Md. Ghulam Kibria Simon of Smriti Kalar Studios, translator Omar Farooq Joy, translator Mohammad Janak Tarek, author Writer Mohammad Farooq Hossain and graphics designer Shohag Hassan.