Published: 12:50 AM, 26 January 2018
10.38 lakh Rohingyas registered
The Department of Immigration and Pass-ports have already completed registration of 10.38 lakh Rohingyas, who infiltrated into Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar.
The authorities of Immigration and Pass-ports Department informed the parliamentary standing body of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the matter at the 19th meeting of JS body at Jatiya Sangsad (JS) today with its Chairman Tipu Munshi in the chair, according to an official release.
The registered Rohin-gyas won’t be able to get Bangladeshi passport and national identity card (NID). The JS body was also informed that over 6 lakh Rohingyas have taken shelter in the 13 square kilometers long Kutupa-lang Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar.
The JS body has recommended installing fence around the camp to ensure security to the Rohingyas and arranging energy for cooking aimed at protecting the forest from deforestation. Among others, members of the committee, Home Minister Asaduz-zaman Khan, Md Faridul Haque Khan, Abu Sayed Al Mahmood Awapon, Fakhrul Imam and Begum Kamrun Nahar Chow-dhury, were present at the meeting. -BSS