Bangladesh has shipped 1600 Rohingyas towards an island, called Bashan Char in the Bay of Bengal. These days, no one is more suffering than Rohingyas in the area of the Bay of Bengal. This is a group of Muslims whose forefathers came from Arabia for trade and settled in Myanmar. Refugees Camp
After a long time, they increased in numbers and are now a large minority group of peoples in Myanmar. During a military action against them, the Myanmar Government ousted them from Myanmar. They are now living in Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh. Now, the Bangladesh Government has decided to transship them towards the said-above island. There are certain factors likely to understand about Rohingyas and their shipment: according to BBC reporters, the Bangladesh government is shipping them to the island without their will. They are not willing to settle in any other camp in the Bashan Char-difficult to live. Reuters reported that they were not willing to relocate to the Island.
Human Rights Watch has also confirmed that the Rohingyas do not want to be shipped to the Island. All that the government is doing is against the desire of them. On the other hand, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh has stated, “The government is not forcing Rohingyas to relocate. Their shipment towards the island is voluntary.”
Likewise, the deputy in charge of refugees in the Bangladesh government, Muhammad Shamsul Douza has also confirmed that the Rohingyas transshipment is according to their will. In this way, there are different stances from both sides. However, it should be clear that the Bangledesh government must respect human rights and respect the Rohingyas. They have faced a lot of hardships. During the last couple of years, they were murdered in a large number and lost their properties in Myanmar. Therefore, the Bangladesh government must respect their wishes on a humanitarian basis.