Myanmar clears return of another 193 Rohingyas

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:41, Mar 22,2018 | Updated: 00:45, Mar 22,2018

 
 

The Myanmar government sorted verification of another 193 Rohingyas out of a list of 8,032 of the ethnic minority people handed over by the Bangladesh authorities a month ago for their return to the Rakhine State of Myanmar.
The state-run Global New Light of Myanmar on Wednesday reported that after reviewing the names, photos and home villages of 8,032 displaced people as sent by Bangladesh, 193 more people were identified as having lived in Myanmar as of 19 March, officials said.
With the new 193, the total number of verified Rohingyas people now stands at 556 as Myanmar during the second week of current month sorted another 363 Rohingyas.
‘The 556 who were already reviewed and checked will be accepted when Bangladesh sends them over,’ said the report.
Bangladesh handed over the list of 8,032 Rohingyas of 1,676 families to Myanmar at a home minister-level meeting in Dhaka on February 16.
About 7 lakh Rohingyas fled atrocities in Rakhine State by Myanmar security forces and entered Bangladesh since August 25, 2017, what the UN experts called the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency with elements of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Bangladesh and Myanmar signed three deals, on November 23 and December 19 in 2017 and January 16, 2018 for setting modalities of physical arrangement for partial repatriation, subject to verification by Myanmar authorities, within two years of transferring the first batch of over 7.70 lakh Rohingyas who had fled violence in Rakhine and crossed the border since October in 2016.

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