Art & Culture

Photographs portray Rohingya plight

Visitors look at the photographs at the exhibition.

Cultural Correspondent
A two-day photography exhibition depicting the plight of Rohingyas was held at National Press Club on Friday and Saturday.
The exhibition titled ‘Save the Rohingya People’ is featuring a total 100 photographs shoot by press photographer SanaulHaque .
‘The photographs give the viewers a glimpse into the plight of the Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh to escape military persecution in Myanmar. Many of the Rohingyas have taken shelter at the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar or outside the camp where they are living in inhumane conditions,’ said SanaulHaque, who has also published a book titled ‘RohingyaAlokchitra’ featuring the photographs.
More than 7,00,000 Rohingyas, mostly women, children and aged people, entered Bangladesh after fleeing unbridled murder, arson and rape during ‘security operations’ by the Myanmar military in Rakhine, what the United Nations denounced as ethnic cleansing and genocide, beginning from August 25, 2017.
A displayed photograph titled ‘Rohingya has been Crossing the Naf River at Dawn to Save Lives’ shows Rohingyas crossing Naf river on boats.
Another photograph titled ‘Rohingya Fleeing from Their Villages, Mayanmar to Save Lives’ shows a large number of women and children running in panic to save their lives.
The photograph titled ‘Hill Cutting is Going on to Build Camp for Rohingyas’ shows people cutting hills for building camp for Rohingyas while another titled ‘Waiting for Treatment’ shows a sick Rohingya child sleeping on mother’s lap at the camp medical centre, UNICEF run school, dignitaries visiting the Rohingya camps and people extending hands in thousands for relief are the other subject of Sanaul’s Photograph.

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