Govt decides to separate Bhasan Char after evening
Published: 09:10 PM, 21 October 2021 Updated: 09:51 PM, 21 October 2021
Bhasan Char; File Photo
The government has decided to increase monitoring to prevent drug entry and drug trafficking in the Rohingya camps and to keep Bhasan Char isolated after dusk. It has also been decided that no boats will run from Bhasan Char to the mainland after dusk.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Committee on Coordination, Management and Law Enforcement of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Citizens in the conference room of the Home Ministry at the Secretariat in the capital on Thursday afternoon.
After the meeting, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told reporters that the movement from Bhasan Char to Noakhali or Hatia would be closed after evening.
The birth rate of Rohingyas is increasing “uncontrollably,” the Home Minister said, informing that the arrangements are being made to “control” their birth rate and enroll the newly born Rohingyas. The work of relocating Rohingyas to Bhasan Char will start again in December.
Mentioning that the BGB had no intention of firing at the border, the Home Minister said the BGB would take action if anyone entered the border illegally or violated border rules. The main objective of the BGB is to protect the border. Whatever needs to be done for this, BGB has been given that power.