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SC Bar demands deployment of army for relief distribution

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Dhaka – The Supreme Court Bar Association, SCBA yesterday demanded to the government to deploy army at the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazaar for smooth distribution of relief materials among the refugees.The Rohingya refugees, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in the Rakhaine province of Myanmar, are not getting food due to lack of coordination in relief activities, said SCBA President Zainul Abedin while reading out a written statement at a press conference organised by the SCBA at their auditorium on Sunday.
The SCBA President said If army is deployed there, all Rohingya refugees will get relief materials equally in a disciplined way. Advocate Zainul Abedin also said more than 3.7 lakh Rohingya people have taken shelter in Bangladesh since August 25 and around 2 lakh Rohingya children are remaining in risky situation.
The SCBA people would distribute relieves among Rohingya people after a team of the association visit the camps this week. The world humanity has been seriously violated in Myanmar, the SCBA President further said. ”We want the Myanmar government to stop the brutal killing”, he added. SCBA General Secretary Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, A lawyer of the Supreme Court on Sunday filed a writ petition ith the High Court Division of the Supreme Court seeking a direction to formulate proper guideline for giving shelter to Rohingya refugees.
Advocate Tanzim Al Islam of the apex court filed the writ petition with the relevant branch of the court in public interest yesterday.
More than 300,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh after the Myanmar military launched a counter-offensive following report attacks of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgents on 30 police posts and an army base on August 25. The Rohingya people are still fleeing atrocities of Myanmar forces in the Arakan province of the country.
The persecuted Rohingya refugees are currently staying in the makeshift camps of Cox’s Bazar. – Special Correspondent

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