Normalcy will be restored only when Rohingyas return: Swaraj in Dhaka
October 22, 2017  18:35
"India is deeply concerned at the spate of violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said in Dhaka.

Swaraj made the remarks after co-chaired 4th Joint Consultative Commission meeting with her Bangladeshi counterpart A H Mahmood Ali.

"We have urged that the situation be handled with restraint, keeping in mind the welfare of the population," she said.

"It is clear that normalcy will only be restored with the return of the displaced persons to Rakhine state," Swaraj said.

"The only long-term solution to the situation in Rakhine state is rapid socio-economic and infrastructure development that would have a positive impact on all the communities living in the state," she said on the first day of her two-day Dhaka visit.

"We are determined to protect our societies from threat of ideologies of hate, violence and terror by adopting a zero tolerance policy and a comprehensive approach in fighting violent extremism and terrorism at all levels," the external affairs minister said.  -- ANI
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