Burma Times Correspondent: May 08, 2015
The District Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar blamed charity organisations for pulling more Rohingya refugees from Arakan.
On Monday, he echoed the views of the Bangladesh government that claims Rohingya Muslims continue to travel to Bangladesh because of various facilities provided by organisations.
International rights groups however say that Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted people in the world.
Meanwhile refugees in Kutupalong camp said that there was a chance that the Bangladesh government will try to stop all humanitarian operations in the unregistered part of the camp.
In Leda, the government decision to ban NGOs has created a humanitarian crisis.
Many refugees say that by creating sub standard living conditions for the refugees, the Bangladesh government is not stopping the flow of Rohingyas from Arakan where they face threat to their very existence. “Rohingyas cross to Bangladesh to escape death and destruction, not to enjoy higher living conditions,” said a refugee preferring anonymity. However by depriving the Rohingyas of basic facilities, they are pushing the refugees out to the seas where in cohort with human traffickers, they try to make a long and perilous journey through Thailand to Malaysia.
Many in the Bangladesh government are alleged to be backing the multi million dollar trafficking business of the area. Rohingya criminals in the area also take part in the traffic of their countrymen and women.
Some Bangladeshi men have also been kidnapped from the coastal areas by human traffickers. Even then the administration failed to take any steps against criminal syndicates till the discovery of mass graves in Thailand raised international concerns.