Another batch of Rohingyas being relocated to Bhasan Char

January 30, 2021 Bangladesh
The fourth batch of Rohingyas are scheduled to be studied to Bhasan Char within the government's initiative to shift 100,000 forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals to the river island.

Up to now, 5,224 Rohingya have willingly shifted to the island that delivers a much better living condition when compared to cramped camps in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar, reports UNB.

Ships of Bangladesh Navy are actually scheduled to depart from Chattogram for the river island shortly carrying the Rohingyas.

Where is Bhasan Char?

Located 34 kilometers from the mainland, the island surfaced 20 years ago and was do not ever inhabited.

Contractors say its infrastructure is like today's township, with multifamily concrete homes, colleges, playgrounds and roads. It also has solar-power features, a water supply program and cyclone shelters.

The island has all modern day amenities and recently a police station was create there. A police station was just lately inaugurated on the island to make sure law and order.

Bangladesh spent millions of dollars to build up Bhasan Char and programs to relocate 100,000 Rohingyas there found in phases in the face of growing concerns above the extreme congestion in Cox's Bazar camps and to avert any threat of death due to landslides and other unwarranted incidents.

Who are the Rohingyas?

The Rohingyas are probably the most persecuted minorities on the globe.

Members of the mainly-Muslim majority ethnic minority are actually denied citizenship by Myanmar and many are forced to live in squalid camps found in apartheid-like condition.

State-sponsored discrimination against the Rohingyas stretches decades back.

Rohingya crisis and Bangladesh

Bangladesh, just about the most densely-populated countries in the world, happens to be hosting a lot more than 1.1 million Rohingyas. Most of them came below since August 2017 fleeing persecution in their homeland of Rakhine Talk about in Myanmar.

Bangladesh features been urging the global network to take effective techniques to place pressure on Myanmar to make a congenial atmosphere for Rohingya repatriation but there's been little progress up to now.

The occurrence of the large numbers of Rohingyas in the coastal district has put them on a collision course with the locals. Various Rohingyas have got involved in various criminal activities.

Foreign Minister AK Momen has said the Rohingya population will pose a serious security threat to the complete region if they are not sent back to their homeland as quickly as possible.
Source: Observerbd - Bangladesh

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