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May 2022

Episode: KPN 28-5-2022

Kaladan Radio May 28, 2022 286 4


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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh want freedom of movement

Authorities in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district have evacuated Rohingya camps during Eid. Some young Rohingya refugees who went to the coast of Cox’s Bazar were arrested on May 4 and sent back to refugee camps.

“Some 450 Rohingya had been detained for security reasons on the beach in Cox’s Bazar, one of the busiest resorts in the country, during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The Rohingya, who were smuggled out of the camps, were involved in various crimes in the area. Some Rohingya, who were arrested and sent back to refugee camps.”

Bangladeshi police spokesman Rafiq al-Islam

Bangladeshi police spokesman Rafiq al-Islam told AFP that some 450 Rohingya had been detained for security reasons on the beach in Cox’s Bazar, one of the busiest resorts in the country, during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Police say the Rohingya, who were smuggled out of the camps, were involved in various crimes in the area. Some Rohingya, who were arrested and sent back to refugee camps, told AFP that they were honestly visiting Eid festivals on the beach.

Although Bangladesh accepts Rohingya refugees fleeing Burma, They are not allowed to leave the barbed-wire camps. The Rohingya have been fleeing to Bangladesh for almost five years since the Burmese military launched a genocide operation in 2017.

“About 920,000 Rohingya have been living in fenced-in camps over the past five years. They are living with the help of the United Nations and international humanitarian organizations.”

The United Nations

According to the United Nations, about 920,000 Rohingya have been living in fenced-in camps over the past five years. They are living with the help of the United Nations and international humanitarian organizations.

Ko Farut, a Rohingya refugee from the Ukira refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district, told RFA that he wanted to return home as soon as possible because it was more insecure inside the refugee camps.

He said the Bangladeshi government was not currently working to repatriate Rohingya refugees and was concerned about the education of children in the camps.

The Bangladeshi government is currently relocating about 100,000 refugees to Basancha to alleviate overcrowding in Rohingya camps. There is criticism that the refugees are being forcibly repatriated

“The situation for the Rohingya had not improved and that it was not possible for them to return home because of a coup d’état led by a military leader responsible for committing genocide against the Rohingya.”

Tun Khin, chairman of the Burmese Rohingya Association UK

On the Burmese side, Tun Khin, chairman of the Burmese Rohingya Association UK, said the situation for the Rohingya had not improved and that it was not possible for them to return home because of a coup d’état led by a military leader responsible for committing genocide against the Rohingya.

For now, the United Nations and the international community are urging the return of Rohingya refugees. To improve the rights of the Rohingya and the situation in the refugee camps; In particular, Tun Khin said the government needs to work with the Bangladeshi government to ensure that 400,000 Rohingya children out of nearly one million Rohingya are educated.

“We urge the Bangladeshi government to lift restrictions on the Rohingya without allowing them to move freely. Rohingya youth in the camps should be able to walk and relax freely on the world’s longest beach, Cox’s Bazar, just like any other youth.”

Dhaka-based human rights activist Razuraman

Dhaka-based human rights activist Razuraman was not allowed to leave the camp. We urge the Bangladeshi government to lift restrictions on the Rohingya without allowing them to move freely.

Human rights activist Razuraman says Rohingya youth in the camps should be able to walk and relax freely on the world’s longest beach, Cox’s Bazar, just like any other youth.

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