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Rohingyas on zero-line set 2 conditions for repatriation

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-09-15 9:01:16 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-09-17 12:48:49 PM

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent: Rohingyas, who have been staying on zero line, agreed to return their homeland Myanmar on two conditions.

Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Shamsuddoza said this on Sunday afternoon.

He said, “A Chinese delegation arrived in Cox’s Bazar airport around 11:00am on the day. The delegation, led by Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, visited Rohingyas staying in the no man's land adjacent to the Bangladeshi village of Konapara in Bandarban around 1:00pm. They also talked to several Rohingyas over repatriation issue.”

Shamsuddoza said, “Li Jiming did not talk to any Rohingya leader. He entered the zero-line area directly. He walked there and talked to some 6 to 8 Rohingya people.”

“When he (Li Jiming) asked them about repatriation, they set two conditions. The conditions are: ensuring enough security and allowing them to live in their own land,” he added.

risingbd/Cox’s Bazar/September 15, 2019/Sujauddin Rubel/AKA