No refugee status for Rohingya: Amu

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PV Desk : Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today said the government is not considering “refugee status” for the Rohingya people, who are coming to Bangladesh fleeing the brutal persecution in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

“Due to the heavy influx of Rohingya refugees, the government is increasing the number of camps in Cox’s Bazar,” he said this after emerging from a meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order at the home ministry here.

The minister said that around 4,50,000 lakh Rohingya refugees entered into Bangladesh till now and many such people are also crossing the Naf River for taking shelter in Bangladesh.

He said a vested quarter is trying to instigate communal unrest using the Rohingya issue but the law enforcers are on high alert to foil such attempts.

“Bangladesh is a small country in size but a large number of people are living here. Bangladesh wants that the Rohingyas go back to Myanmar, while the Rohingyas are also wiling to return to their homes in the Rakhaine state of Myanmar,” Amu said.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave shelterr to the Rohingyas on a humanitarian ground and Bangladesh wants to resolve the Rohingya issue peacefully.