Salai Han Thar San
New Delhi (Mizzima) – Following a deadly attack on Rohingya refugees, a UK-based Rohingya organization on Thursday called on the Bangladesh government to impose more laws to protect the lives of Rohingya in Bangladesh.
Villagers from Fawliyapara Village in Cox’s Bazzar in Bangladesh on July 16 attacked Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong camp; one refugee was killed and more than 20 were injured.
The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (Brouk) urged the Bangladesh government to do more to protect Rohingya. “The residents always bully Rohingya. They usually seize the things sold by Rohingya, and they beat Rohingya occasionally. We want the government to effectively protect them from being bullied by residents,” Tun Khin, the chairman of Brouk, told Mizzima. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bangladesh said there are about 29,100 UNHCR registered Rohingya refugees, and about 28,000 unregistered Rohingya refugees. Brouk also urged Bangladesh authorities to provide food, shelter and health care services to the refugees in two Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazzar and the surrounding area.