Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face relocation to island

People are seen in a Kutapalong Rohingya interloper stay on Jan 20, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.Image copyright
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Bangladesh wants to pierce thousands of Rohingya refugees from their camps in Cox’s Bazar

The Bangladesh supervision is relocating to immigrate tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees to a exposed island in a Bay of Bengal.

A supervision gauge pronounced they would be eliminated to Thengar Char before being repatriated to Myanmar.

Rights groups have lifted clever objections to a plan, observant it amounts to a forced relocation.

Thengar Char is engulfed by several feet of H2O during high tide, and has no roads or inundate defences.

It was shaped about a decade ago by lees from a River Meghna, and does not seem on many maps. The low-lying land is around 30km (18 miles) easterly of Hatiya island, that has a race of 600,000 – and 9 hours’ tour from a camps where a Rohingya have taken shelter.

An central in a segment told a AFP news group Thengar Char was “only permitted during winter and is a breakwater for pirates”.

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The central pronounced trees had been planted in a bid to strengthen a land from flooding, though these efforts were during slightest a decade off completion.

“It totally inundates during a monsoon,” a central told AFP.

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Thengar Char is too remote to seem on maps, though is subsequent to Hatiya island

“It’s a terrible thought to send someone to live there.”

In Myanmar, a Rohingya are denied citizenship and treated as bootleg migrants from Bangladesh.

But in Bangladesh too they are neglected – withdrawal them persecuted, bankrupt and effectively stateless.

Officials contend an estimated 65,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh given October, journey assault in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine.

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Many of a Rohingya have lived in their stream interloper colonies for many years

Some 232,000 – both purebred and unregistered – were already vital in Bangladesh before that influx, many in interloper camps with bad facilities.

Now a Bangladesh supervision has set adult a cabinet of state officials to assistance brand and immigrate undocumented Myanmar nationals.

A pull to attract tourists is being blamed in partial for a proposal, that has a subsidy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Cox’s Bazar, that houses 32,000 Rohingya in a beggarly interloper colony, is home to a world’s longest consecutive beach and Bangladesh’s largest resort. Officials fear a participation of a Rohingya might put off would-be holidaymakers.

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