Government of Bangladesh has returned to the frozen plan temporary relocation of thousands of refugees Rohingya people to the island in the Bay of Bengal to prevent them from “mixed” with the local population. On it informs Agency Reuters.
The government said that Muslims among the religious minorities of Myanmar, which penetrate into Bangladesh, will be deported to the island Tengar Char. The last known high tides, during which the land floods.
In 2015, the idea of such a resettlement plan prior to subsequent movement of refugees back to Myanmar has caused indignation of local human rights groups.
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According to a post on the website of the Cabinet of Bangladesh on January 26, several committees are now considering the plan for the deportation of the Rohingya people and make lists of those sent to “transit” the island in the first place.
Another outbreak of violence in Myanmar, recorded in October 2016 after the army began to sweep the border areas from the militant group, which, according to Amnesty International, consisted mostly of Rohingya. In November, the UN representative in Asia, said that Myanmar has seen “ethnic cleansing” and human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch published satellite images of destroyed villages Rohingya over the last few months, was burned about 1200 houses, schools and mosques.
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The AI report covers the country’s “humanitarian catastrophe” and the actions of the military of Myanmar human rights activists have called “the vast and systematic attacks against the Rohingya, which could fall under the definition of crimes against humanity.” The access of the media and humanitarian workers in the region is restricted.
From October 2016 of approximately 65 thousand Rohingya were forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Power latest do everything possible to prevent the infiltration of refugees into the country and urged the government of Myanmar to stop the violence. Rohingya, who number up to 800 thousand people, do not have citizenship. The Myanmar authorities consider them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
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