Biometric registration done over one million Rohingyas...

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Biometric registration done over one million Rohingyas

 Sajibul Islam Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 05:32 AM, 6 March 2018  

Biometric registration of Rohingya is going on in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia of Cox`s Bazar

Biometric registration of Rohingya is going on in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia of Cox`s Bazar

To identify Rohingya, 10,81917 Rohingya was registered till Monday after the biometric system registration has been started on September 11. Among this, 739 Rohingya registered their identities yesterday.

Among the registered, there are 248 people are living at D5 block of Kutupalong camp in Cox`s Bazar. the total registered Rohingya of this camp are 95 829.

The others registered are: 78 people in the Nayapara camp, total 1,035,885 people; 413 people in Thinakhali PT-2, total 95042 people.

However, no Rohingya registration has been registered yesterday at Balukhali Camp, Thinakhali, Kutupalong, Lida, Shyamlapur and Unceeparang camp the PT-Off block.

Home Ministry, Disaster and Relief Ministry, law enforcing agencies, along with respective organizations have taken the decision of biometric registration after a meeting was concluded. According to the decision of the meeting, biometric registration activities are being led by the Deputy Commissioner of Cox`s Bazar. International immigration agency (IOM) and the UN refugee agency UNHR are supporting the government of Bangladesh in this regard. Apart from this, the Directorate of Passport is also helping in this work.

After the Myanmar army`s brutal torture in Rakhine on August 25, the Rohingya started fleeing Bangladesh from there. Although there has been signed an agreement with Myanmar about repatriation of  Rohingya, they are still entering Bangladesh. Besides, there are more than six and a half thousand Rohingya at the No Man Border in Tambru border. But registration is going on in biometric system to identify the Rohingya to return back Myanmar.

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