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Bangladesh firm on Rohingya relocation plan, wants Myanmar to take them back

Around 69,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladesh is determined to relocate Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to a Bay of Bengal island that critics say is unlivable, a Bangladeshi minister said, adding that the move is temporary and Myanmar will ultimately have to take them back. Around 69,000 people have fled the Muslim-majority northern part of Rakhine State to Bangladesh since the Myanmar military launched a security operation in response to attacks on police border posts on October 9. Scores of people have been killed. Bangladesh last month revived a much-criticised 2015 plan to move new and old refugees from Myanmar to the island of…

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