Police on Tuesday foiled the attempt of Ganosanghati Andolon to lay a siege to the UN office in the capital protesting the ongoing Rohingya persecution in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
As per its previous announcement, supporters of the left-leaning organisation gathered in front of the Planning Commission at Agargaon around 12:30pm to march towards the UN office, UNB reports.
When they reached Agargaon crossing around 12:45pm, police intercepted the march. Later, they held a rally at the intersection.
Addressing the rally, Ganosanghati Andolon chief coordinator Zonayed Saki said although the Rohingya crisis has been pending for the last 50 years, the United Nations has not taken any initiative to resolve it.
He urged to the world body to take steps to put the Myanmar government to trial for committing the crimes of 'ethnic cleansing' against the Rohingya people.