‘It’s hell’: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh rally to ‘go home’ | Rohingya News

Rohingya refugees residing in squalid circumstances in Bangladesh are demanding to go residence to Myanmar.

Tens of hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh staged demonstrations to demand repatriation again to Myanmar, the place they fled a brutal army crackdown 5 years in the past.

Simultaneous marches and rallies have been allowed to be held on Sunday, a day earlier than World Refugee Day, regardless of a ban on rallies since a 100,000-strong protest in August 2019.

The “Bari Cholo” (Let’s Go Residence) marketing campaign concerned 23 Rohingya camps, 21 in Ukhiam and two in Teknaf Upazila, a authorities official informed Bangladesh’s newspaper The Daily Star.

Nearly 1,000,000 Rohingya are confined to bamboo and tarpaulin shacks in 34 squalid camps within the southeastern a part of the nation, with no work, poor sanitation and little entry to schooling.

“We don’t need to keep within the camps. Being refugees shouldn’t be straightforward. It’s hell. Sufficient is sufficient. Let’s go residence,” Rohingya neighborhood chief Sayed Ullah mentioned in a speech at one rally.

Police mentioned hundreds of refugees, together with younger youngsters, joined the marches, standing on roads and alleys with placards that learn “Sufficient is Sufficient! Let’s Go Residence”.

A widow who lives in a Rohingya camp in Ukhia, who recognized herself as Rabeya, mentioned her neighborhood was grateful to Bangladesh for its hospitality. “However we need to return to our homeland. We need to return to our birthplace as quickly as potential,” she mentioned.

Earlier repatriation makes an attempt have failed with Rohingya refusing to go residence till Myanmar provides the largely Muslim minority ensures of rights and safety.

Investigators from a United Nations fact-finding mission into the killings and compelled mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar concluded in 2018 {that a} criminal investigation and prosecution was warranted of prime Myanmar generals for crimes in opposition to humanity and genocide.

Beneath the banner of a “clearance operation”, Rohingya communities have been attacked. Human Rights Watch reported at the least 200 Rohingya villages have been destroyed and burned by the army, and an estimated 13,000 Rohingya have been killed.

Greater than 890,000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area, the largest cluster of refugee camps on this planet.

About 92,000 Rohingya refugees reside in Thailand, 21,000 in India, and 102,000 in Malaysia. The Rohingya additionally make up a portion of Myanmar’s 576,000 internally displaced folks.

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