Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

Foreign secretary Mijarul Kayes categorically said the Myanmar government has agreed to take the Rohingyas, residing in Bangladesh, back.

The foreign secretary came up with the disclosure while talking to journalist after emerging from the meeting with Myanmar foreign state minister at foreign ministry in the city Sunday.

Mijarul Kayes said, “Some 28,000 registered and over 4 lakh unregistered Rohingyas are residing in Bangladesh.”

Over 100 Rohingyas are in jail, he added.

A fierce violence flared in Myanmar after murder of a Buddhist woman last month, followed by an attack on a bus carrying Muslims which killed 10 people.

Tens of thousands of refugees have fled Myanmar’s province of Rakhine by boat. About 30,000 are already in camps in Bangladesh.

Most of the refugees travel to Bangladesh by boat through the river Naf which marks the border with Myanmar.

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