Myanmar's separatists killing people in Rohingya camps: Home Minister
Dhaka, July 8: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal believes that the separatists of Myanmar are entering the Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar and killing people.
He said, "We think that the separatist groups in Myanmar are sometimes entering the Rohingya camps and killing them. We are strengthening the Border Force to prevent these separatists from infiltrating the border."
The minister said these in response to questions from reporters at the end of the North Bengal Adivasi Forum's discussion meeting on the occasion of Santal Rebellion Day at Notre Dame College in the capital on Friday afternoon.
He said, "You know about Myanmar, there are not only the separatists of the Arakan Army, but there are about 30 groups, including the Kuki Chin, who are always in conflict. The Rohingya population is coming from there. Maybe two or four of them infiltrated here (Rohingya camp) because of coming from there. There may have been a clash between them. There is a conflict over who will lead here. Today's incident we need to know more details. It is true that the incident happened. We will report the investigation report soon."
Asaduzzaman Khan, in response to a question about how weapons are entering the Rohingya camps despite the increased security, said that some of our border areas with Myanmar are unprotected. The Naf River also has some grassland-like areas, which are no-man's land in Myanmar and Bangladesh. There they built a sanctuary. They are traveling there often. We are increasing security for those places.
He said, we have bought two helicopters. Putting sensors on the entire border. Measures are being taken to prevent such intrusion. We are trying to solve the problem that is coming in front of us. You have seen that they killed one of our soldiers.
The minister said, if the Rohingya stay for long, it can become a hub for international terrorists. I would like to call on the world forum to return the Rohingyas to Myanmar. The sooner they can be repatriated, the better.
Referring to the killing of five Rohingyas, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, "We think that the sooner the Rohingya people return to their country, the better for their country and for our country."