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Rohingyas may threaten Bangladesh’s security if not repatriated soon: PM

File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing the parliament on Monday, June 17, 2019 Focus Bangla. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

DHAKA, Jun 26, 2019, Dhaka Tribune. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said if the displaced Rohingyas are not repatriated soon to their homeland in Myanmar, the security and stability of Bangladesh may come under threat, reported the Dhaka Tribune.

“If we cannot send them back soon, there is apprehension that our security and stability will be hampered,” she told parliament, while replying to a tabled question from Awami League lawmaker Nur Mohammad of Kishoreganj 2 constituency, reports UNB.

“It is very tough for us to arrange food, clothes and accommodation for the over 1.1 million Myanmar nationals for an indefinite time,” she said.

This is why the government has been making diplomatic efforts to find out a permanent solution since the very beginning of the crisis in order to send the forcibly displaced Rohingyas back, she added.

The prime minister also said that the displaced people, who are deprived of basic rights by the Myanmar authorities, are naturally suffering from dissatisfaction.

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