Thursday, June 27, 2019 | ePaper
Rohingya criminals: A new challenge for Bangladesh
What we see that, most of the Rohingyas have no respect to the host country's law though they are staying here as refugees. Now, there are over a dozen of armed terror groups in the refugee camps across Cox's Bazar. These groups are allegedly involved in various criminal activities in and outside the camps. Sometimes they lock in clashes between themselves over sharing of extortion and money that comes from Yaba business. Law enforcement agency sources said tension is running high at three refugee camps in Teknaf-Ukhiya border following armed conflict between the Rohingya groups. Not only in night, they often lock in gun battles in the daytime too. Murder, kidnapping, disappearance and other hardcore crimes have become very common in these camps.
Recently, members of Bangladesh Army have spoiled a large terror attack. There is widespread allegation that, some Myanmar extremist groups have formed new armed groups in these camps hiding their real identities. There are also reportedly a few dacoit gangs. It becomes very necessary to check the criminal activities of Rohingyas in the soil of Bangladesh. Otherwise, the vested quarters may patronize the criminals' groups to portray the Rohingyas as terrorists in the outer world. If so, the Myanmar could take the chance and go to international community saying that it would not possible for them to repatriate the terrorists to Rakhine State.