Dhaka, September 20 (BDNews24): Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has joined dozens of globally eminent citizens who have written an open letter to UN Security Council for intervention to end the human crisis in Rakhine, the Yunus Centre here says.
“The atrocity in Burma on the Rohingyas is so intolerably – and so uniquely – barbaric that I have to sign the letter,” Sen said in his letter to the Yunus Center.
The Yunus Center is collecting signatures on a letter sent to the UN Security Council.
Separately, Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia wrote to Yunus Centre that he is proud to add his name to the list, and was joined by Arif Naqvi, Middle East-based business leader and philanthropist who also expressed his readiness to add his name to the letter.
The letter to the UN Security Council, signed by Nobel laureates and global eminent citizens, was sent on September 13.
The addition of Prof Sen, Wales and Naqvi brings the total to 36 signatories including 13 Nobel laureates, according to the Centre.
(The featured picture at the top is that of Amartya Sen, who got the Nobel Prize for Economics)