Government attempts to send back Rohingya refugees

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The government of Bangladesh is attempting to send back the registered Rohingya refugees to Burma, said Prime Minister in the Parliamentary session on July  2.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated this in Parliament July 2 in a reply to a supplementary question of treasury bench member Didarul Alam (Chittagong-4) during the PM’s question-answer session.

Prime Minister said that during her visit to Myanmar, she took up the issue of sending back the Myanmar refugees from Bangladesh. “During my meeting with Myanmar President, I also placed the matter and the Myanmar President showed his sincere attitude to resolve this.”

The Prime Minister informed the House that at present, there are 29,000 registered Burmese refugees in the country while the actual number is may hundreds of thousands.

The Prime Minister also said that the border guard forces of both the countries are working jointly to stop the illegal entry of Burmese citizens into Bangladesh.

According to official refugees, “We will go back to our homeland if we get our dignity and citizenship rights.”

However, the pseudo-civilian military government of President Thein Sein has been persecuting of innocent Rohingya in Burma, refugees said.

Rohingya refugees urge upon the government of Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya issue with the cooperation of international community.

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