Bangladesh To Move 15,000 Rohingya From Tribal District

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Bangladesh To Move 15,000 Rohingya From Tribal District

Tribal teams ended their separatist insurgency in 1997 and signed a peace treaty with the government.

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:  Bangladesh is to maneuver to a camp at the very least 15,000 Rohingya refugees who’ve settled in a restive hill district close to the border with Myanmar, an area official stated Sunday.A lot of the estimated half 1,000,000 Rohingya who’ve arrived in southeastern Bangladesh over the past 5 weeks after fleeing violence in Myanmar are crammed into the camps which have sprung up on authorities land.However hundreds of the primarily Muslim refugees have settled within the close by district of Bandarban, a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the place indigenous tribes waged a separatist insurgency within the 1980s and 1990s.Bangladesh authorities concern their presence might revive communal tensions between the native Muslim inhabitants and the tribal minority, who’re  primarily Buddhist.

“The federal government has now determined to shift all 15,000 newly arrived Rohingya to the primary camp,” Bandarban authorities administrator Dilip Kumar Banik advised AFP.

Banik stated the federal government would start transferring them on Monday to “guarantee peace within the hill district”.

Bangladesh has opened its borders to the Rohingya, who’re denied citizenship of their native Myanmar.

However it has not granted them official refugee standing and has made clear it doesn’t need them to stay indefinitely.Authorities have restricted the motion of the refugees, banning them from leaving the overcrowded camp areas the place tons of of hundreds live in determined circumstances with insufficient shelter.

Banik stated the federal government additionally wished to maneuver round 12,000 Rohingya who’re stranded within the close by no-man’s land between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Tribal teams ended their separatist insurgency in 1997 and signed a peace treaty with the federal government.

However tensions persist between the native Muslim inhabitants and the tribal teams, who’ve shut ties with the ethnic Rakhine Buddhists accused of finishing up assaults on Rohingya in Myanmar.

In June this yr native Muslims torched tons of of homes in a tribal group following the alleged homicide of an area politician.

And in Could final yr a 75-year-old Buddhist monk was discovered hacked to loss of life in Bandarban, an assault later claimed by the Islamic State group.

(This story has not been edited by ZariNews workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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