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    180 Rohingyas arrestees are not long march joiner: refugees


    Ukhiya, Bangladesh:  180 Rohingyas –who were arrested
    by border security force on 4-5 April – are not long march joiners of Hefazate
    Islam Bangladesh (HIB), said refugees from unregistered and registered refugees
    from Kutupalong,Ukhiya.

    “Most
    of the arrestee refugees are from unregistered camp who are facing shortage of
    foods for blocking them to go to work for their survival. So, they are taking
    risk for their family survival and to feed them by working in different places
    along the border and Cox’s Bazar.”
    The
    refugee demanded the concerned authority of camp to issue any kinds of
    identification to recognize us as refugee, while the camp authority block them
    not to go out of camp, said an elder from the camp to deny to mention his name.
    “If
    we have any identification cards, we can go to work safely and no need to us to
    give any kinds of support. Our family member will not face starvation and never
    come hunger.”
    The
    News which published in the Daily Independent, Dhaka, Bangladesh under the caption,
    “180 Rohingya arrested in Cox’s Bazar,” dated 6th April 2013 and Narinjara
    Burmese website also publish same news to show the Rohingya refugee are
    involving Bangladesh politics through ARNO is totally false and we are only
    going to Cox’s Bazar for our survival, said an elder from Rohingya refugee
    camp.
    We
    strongly reject the news which says “Arakan Rohingya National Organization
    (ARNO) activists gave money to thousand Rohingyas on refugee camp of Teknaf and
    Ukhiya to participate in Hefazate Islam Bangladesh (HIB) long march.” This is a
    baseless allegation devoid of truth and evidence. ARNO has nothing to do with
    the HIB long march in Bangladesh, according to a press release which released
    on April 7.
    “We
    strongly condemn the Narinjara, a news group of exile Rakhine Buddhits based in
    Dhaka, for publishing the same concocted news without verification with a view
    to tarnishing the image of the ARNO and Rohingya diaspora in Bangladesh,” the
    ARNO statement also stated.
    We
    are committed to pursue a peaceful political settlement of our problem and
    crisis. We are committed to remain a community within Arakan and having
    peaceful and beneficial relations with our neighbors. We extremely dislike
    interfering in the affairs of other countries, ARNO stated.

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