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first_imgIqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, media advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has clarified that India’s posture on the Rohingya refugees would not impact the friendly relations between the two neighbouring countries.“Our relations are based on mutual trust and cooperation at all levels, and so an external problem cannot disturb it,” Mr. Chowdhury said during an interaction with journalists here on Saturday. He conceded that there was an initial confusion about India’s position on issues of ‘persecution of Rohingyas’ in Myanmar and massive influx of refugees in Bangladesh. “Now we see India is calling for permanent resolution to conflicts in Myanmar and adopting a humanitarian approach by sending relief to refugees stranded in Bangladesh,” he said.Mr. Chowdhury said that 5.5 lakh Rohingyas had so far entered southeastern districts of Bangladesh since the latest cycle of violence erupted in Rakhine province of Myanmar. Over six lakh Rohingya refugees were already stranded in Bangladesh and that took the total number to 12 lakh, he said.The veteran journalist stated that the present crisis was different from what had happened in the past. “Earlier there was turmoil and tension, resulting in Rohingya exodus, but now they are being driven out in a planned manner – killing, burning villages and crops, terrorising people with rapes and torture,” he said.During interaction with newsmen he supported apprehension that external forces and terrorist cells could try to exploit sentiment of ‘stateless Rohingya’ to engage them in subversive activities.“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has time and again made it clear that Bangladesh was providing relief and shelter to the evacuees on humanitarian ground and any rebellious activities in the relief camps would be tolerated”, Mr. Chowdhury stated.last_img read more

first_img.Forty villages in Balaganj upazila of Sylhet were inundated due to heavy rains and rise of water level in the Kushiara river, rendering over 1500 families marooned, reports UNB.Balaganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Pradip Sinha said a meeting of upazila relief and disaster management committee was held on Monday and 5 tonnes of rice have been allocated for the flood victims of the upazila.Balaganj sadar union chairman Abdul Munim said, about 700 families of the union have been marooned.Makrashi, Singrakona, Monohorpur, Sarmanandapur and Sonapur villages of Boaljur union are the worst affected areas, said Boaljur UP chairman Md Anhar Miah.UNB Habiganj correspondent reports: Several thousand people of Chunarughat upazila of the have been marooned due to flood caused by heavy rain and onrush of hilly water.Some dwelling houses near Balla border area were damaged due to incessant rain.Vesicular movement on Shayestaganj, Chunarghat-Madhobpur road came to a halt as the road in Chandichora area on Old Dhaka-Sylhet highway was damaged due to flood, said Chunarghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sirajum Munira.Meanwhile, Khwai river was flowing 280 centimetres above the danger level on Tuesday morning threatening the town protection embankment at Tetuiwa, Kamrapur, Mashulia points.According to sources at the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), the Kawai river was flowing above the danger level due to fresh spell of rainfall over the last few days and onrush of water from upstream hilly areas of Tripura.last_img read more

first_imgRohingya refugee camp. File PhotoA Rohingya man was shot dead Thursday as local gangs fired at each other in a crowded refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, police said.Police said 32-year-old Hossain Ali was killed as he took part in a suspected turf war over drugs at Nayapara camp near Teknaf, an enormous settlement that is home to thousands of displaced Muslims from the persecuted minority.Bangladesh says more than one million Rohingya refugees live in squalid camps in the region, having fled successive waves of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine district.Another man, wanted by police since being released from prison last year, was also shot but managed to escape, officials said.Refugees at the camp told AFP at least 10 gunshots were heard in the early morning.Local police did not recover any weapons but Teknaf police chief Ranjit Kumar Barua confirmed Ali was “struck in the gun battle and died”.A Rohingya community leader, Mirza Ghalib, said it was believed the skirmish was over “yaba”, the local name for the methamphetamine pills popular in Bangladesh.Police say most of the drugs enter Bangladesh from Myanmar via Rohingya traffickers, sometimes hidden in false bottoms on fishing boats.In recent weeks, police have arrested half a dozen Rohingya in possession of large quantities of the addictive stimulant.Nurul Alam, a known criminal with alleged ties to Rohingya militants, was also shot “but fled after being struck by bullets”, Barua said.Myanmar blames Rohingya militants for a 25 August strike on security posts in Rakhine state that triggered a fierce army crackdown.The UN and the US have said the retaliatory response by Myanmar security forces amounted to “ethnic cleansing”. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine since August.Police allege Alam organised a raid on a Bangladeshi security post near Nayapara in 2016, in which a commander was killed and 11 guns stolen. He was arrested and later released on bail in December pending a trial but quickly returned to crime, police said.Local community leaders believe Alam has ties to Rohingya militants but Ruhul Amin, local commander of the elite Rapid Action Battalion police unit, told AFP it was not clear if this was the case.Alam allegedly appeared in a video holding assault rifles that was distributed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.Myanmar last week bolstered security and artillery installations near along its border, saying it believed Rohingya militants were hiding in nearby camps.last_img read more