Govt working to repatriate displaced Myanmar citizens to their own land, PM tells JS

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SANGSAD BHABAN, Nov 22, 2017 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government is working to repatriate all the Myanmar citizens who have already been taken shelter in Bangladesh after forcibly displaced from their own land.

” Myanmar will have to find out the solution on Rohingya crisis as the problem has originated from Myanmar….we are pledge-bound to repatriate all the shelter less Myanmar citizens to their own land safely and with due respect,” said the Prime Minister.

Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this replying to a starred question made by Mrs Selina Jahan Lita of women seat-1 at the house here.

The PM told the house that bilateral talks with Myanmar have began. The Home Minister visited Myanmar and the Foreign Minister is visiting Myanmar and will discuss on the issue.

All the world leaders are playing special role by mounting pressure on Myanmar and stand beside Bangladesh, the PM added.

About the registration of the Rohingyas, the PM said “We have taken the bio-metric registration of the Myanmar citizens as it is very much important. The registration work of the Myanmar citizens has begun on September 11, 2017.”

At present, Sheikh Hasina said the registration work is going on through 96 work stations of seven centers at Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas in Cox’s Bazar. A total of 5,99,460 Rohingyas registrations have been completed till November 20, 2017, she told the House.

Department of Immigration and passport, Bangladesh Army, Border Guard Bangladesh and Bangladesh Ansar are involved in the registration work, the PM said.

On an average, 11,000 Myanmar citizens are coming under biometric registration process in a day, said the PM, adding that the registration would be completed by December 12, this year.

A total of 10 lakh Rohingyas now staying in the country as some 6,24,000 Rohingyas have entered in to Bangladesh till October 28 over and above the 4 lakh Rohingyas who had come earlier in the country.

Highlighting the recently concluded 72nd session of the United Nations General assembly, the Prime Minister said huge importance has been given on the Rohingya crisis at the general assembly.

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