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Cox’s Bazaar: Once Again Rohingya’s Chased to Accept Smartcards

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 19th October 2018

Cox’s Bazaar: Once again Rohingya were chased in a makeshift camp of Cox’s Bazaar for not accepting the UNHCR printed smartcards by Bangladeshi armed forces yesterday (18th October 2018), reports a Rohingya from the area.

Rohingya residing in camp no. 27 of Zadimura were chased by multiple Bangladeshi forces such as Police, Ansar, BDR and RAB to accept the smartcards provide by UNHCR.

Bangladeshi forces forcing the Rohingya in Zadimura area to accept UNHCR Smart cards on 18th October 2018. Image: RVISION TV

The smartcard issue is turning sensitive day by day as Rohingya from the beginning denied those, for the absence of their name as Rohingya and status as refugee.

The sheltering Rohingya in the camps of Cox’s Bazaar are extremely worried about those cards, as earlier Burmese government played the same politics by eliminating the name Rohingya.

Image showing an informant with Bangladeshi police in camp – 27 of Zadimura area on 18th October 2018. Image: RVISION TV

According to Rohingya from the area, the officials are being assisted by an informant, who is assisting them to locate the Rohingya in the area.

To resolve the issue, Rohingya thinks that a reform is needed in the cards provided by the UNHCR so that they are assured of their identity and their status as refugees in the soil of Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi soldiers distribute rice to young Rohingya refugees at the refugee camp of Balukhali near Gumdhum. Image: AFP

Since late 2016, Bangladesh is hosting nearly 1.3 million of newly arrived Rohingya and became one of the largest refugee-hosting countries in the world.

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