The Bangladesh government has finalized decision to keep ethnic Rohingya people of Myanmar together at a specific place in Cox’s Bazar with a view to refrain them from mingling with Bangladeshis.
Cox’s Bazar additional district magistrate Khaled Mahmud, also the focal person on Rohingya issue, confirmed the matter of decision on Wednesday.
He said higher officials from Dhaka informed them that the activities of keeping Rohingyas together would start from today.
Meanwhile, UN refugee agency UNHCR estimated a number of 1,46,000 Rohingyas fled the ongoing violence in Rakhine state and entered into Bangladesh until Wednesday morning.
The ongoing violence erupted on August 25, when Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army reportedly attacked at least two dozen different police posts and checkpoints and one military base across three townships in the northern Myanmar state and the Burma Army launched ‘clearance operations,’ that left at least 400 people dead.
The insurgent group later said that they launched the attacks to pre-empt possible attacks by army and security forces on the Rohingyas.
Locals said that thousands of Rohingyas were also staying along the Bangladesh border in a bid to enter the country.
In January this year, the Coxsbazar administration sent a proposal to the cabinet division for allocating 50 acres of land at Balukhali of Ukhia to keep all Rohingyas together who had entered into Bangladesh then from Myanmar.