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My KGNU Interview with Dr. Haider Khan on the continuing tragedy of the Rohingyas

May 2, 2019


The Rohingya

Here is my interview with Dr. Haider Khan was aired on May 1, 2019 on KGNU’s “A Public Affair” at 8:30 am. The interview was conducted a month prior in KGNU’s Denver studios. It begins thirty seconds into the program and continues for nearly 25 minutes.

Haider Khan and I were colleagues at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies where I taught for 22 years. He hails from Bangladesh, participated as a young man in the liberation struggles of his country that led to the separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan. In that 1971 war the Pakistani forces committed mass genocide against Bangladeshis, the price for freedom estimated at more than a million (as many as three million by some sources).

The Rohingya are victimized by what is, by any definition, an ethnic cleansing and a genocide. Ethnic hatred merges with geo-political factors as Dr. Khan well explains. Dr. Khan’s expertise on the situation of the Rohingya becomes clear in this interview in which many ways we just scratched the surface of the subject.

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  1. Mannan permalink
    May 6, 2019 11:56 am

    Dear Dr. Khan. If you find time you may regularly contribute commentaries on such issues in couple of our local English dailies. The word limit is between 800 to 100. If you send it me I may have them published. Warm personal wishes.

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