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EC initiates steps to discard Rohingya from voter list

DHAKA, July 17, 2017 (BSS) - The Election Commission has initiated steps to discard Rohingya from the voter list as national identity (NID) card of parents or uncle-aunt must be showed to become voter in Rohingya concentration special areas.

"Election Commission has taken special cautionary measures to stop the inclusion of foreigners including Rohingya. Few special areas have been identified. To become voter from these areas, aspirants must have to show NID card of his or her parents or uncle-aunt," Secretary of Election Commission Secretariat Muhammad Abdullah told newsmen today emerging from coordination meeting on voter list updating at Nirbachan Bhaban at Agargaon in the city.

He said 30 special areas have been identified as Rohingya concentration zone and there are special committees for the zones.

Abdullah said the special committees have been asked to enlist voter after they can ensure the citizenship of aspirants by scrutinizing NID card of his or her parents or uncle or aunt.

He said information of citizens will be collected in three phases in 72 days. Later, draft voter list will be published on January 2, he added.