A- A A+
Last Updated : Apr 14 2021 2:31PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Govt postpones CBSE Class 12 Board exams, class 10th exam stands cancelled            VP M Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi to interact with Governors, LGs on Covid situation today            Govt has no plan to impose countrywide lockdown amid spike in Corona cases: FM            Maharashtra govt imposes 15-day strict restrictions in state from today to break chain of COVID-19 pandemic            Campaign for 5th Phase of Assembly Elections in West Bengal reaches crescendo           

International News

Dec 03, 2020
5:21PM

Bangladesh starts relocation of Rohingyas to the newly developed facility at Bhashan Char Island

AIR Pics
Going ahead with its plan to shift the Rohingyas from Cox's Bazar refugee camp, the Bangladesh government on Thursday started the process of relocating them to the newly developed facility at the Bhashan char Island.

Hundreds of Rohingyas were transported on buses from the Ukhiya Degree College campus in Cox’s Bazar to Chattogram port for being taken to the Bhashan char Island, reports the Reuters. It quoted government officials saying that the process was voluntary. Additional Commissioner of the Office for Refugee Relief and Repatriation Mohammad Shamsud Douza told Reuters that the refugees are going to Bhashan char happily. He said government has taken all measures to deal with disasters, including their comfortable living and livelihood

The elite police force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), police and other law enforcement  agencies were deployed to provide security during the process of relocation.

However, there has been no official confirmation about the relocation process and the number of refugees being taken to the Bhashan char facility.

The UN on Wednesday offered to engage in constructive consultations aimed at better understanding the relocation plan process and operational issues. It also insisted that the Rohingyas who choose to move to Bhashan char should have basic human rights including the freedom of movement to and from the mainland as well as access to education,health care and livelihood opportunities, reported the official news agency BSS.

International Human Rights groups are opposing the relocation of Rohingyas to the Bhashan Char. They demand independent assessment of the liveability on the Bhashan char by the UN and humanitarian agencies before the process is started.

Bhashan char is an uninhabited island where the government of Bangladesh has made shelter houses for one lakh Rohingya refugees at an estimated cost of Tk. 2,300 crore. The environmentalists say that the Bhashan char falls in an ecologically fragile area prone to floods, erosion and cyclones. In April this year, 306 Rohingyas rescued off a boat in the Bay of Bengal were taken to the Bhashan Char and settled there.

Currently more than a million Rohingya are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh after fleeing the military crackdown in the Rakhine province of Myanmar in August 2017. 

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 14 (Apr) Midday News 13 (Apr) Evening News 13 (Apr) Hourly 14 (Apr) (1300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 14 (Apr) दोपहर समाचार 13 (Apr) समाचार संध्या 13 (Apr) प्रति घंटा समाचार 14 (Apr) (1310hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 14 (Apr) Khabrein(Day) 14 (Apr) Khabrein(Eve) 13 (Apr)
Aaj Savere 14 (Apr) Parikrama 13 (Apr)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 13 (Apr) Samayki 1 (Jan) Sports Scan 13 (Apr) Spotlight/News Analysis 13 (Apr) Employment News 13 (Apr) रोजगार समाचार 13 (Apr) World News 13 (Apr) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 13 (Apr) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 10 (Apr) North East Diary 11 (Apr)