PV Desk : Bangladesh wants the United Nations’ intervention for sending back the Myanmar refugees, who fled the country in the wake of violence in the bordering state of Rakhine.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the call on Wednesday during a meeting with outgoing UN Resident Coordinator Robert Watkins at her office.
Almost half a million Rohingya Muslims have been living in two registered camps and makeshift settlements in bordering Cox’s Bazar over the last few decades, fleeing persecution and communal violence.
Myanmar did not respond to Bangladesh’s calls to take them back and was reluctant to recognise them as citizens.
Attacks on a police camp in October last year sparked an influx of refugees into Bangladesh. Fresh violence broke out on Aug 25 when insurgents attacked 30 police posts and an army base.