The government of Bangladesh has prohibited unnecessary visits to Bhashan Char.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said: “We have noticed that some curious people have started visiting Bhashan Char. I would like to announce through you [journalists] that such curious people have to refrain from going to Bhashan Char.”
“If anyone needs to go there, they can go. But people should not crowd Bhashan Char unnecessarily. We have taken this decision at the meeting,” the Minister said.
Kamal said: “Decisions were taken to strengthen the security of Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. We have taken the decision at the meeting to complete these works within a short time. It will be carried out by the Bangladesh army”.
These decisions were taken at a meeting of the national committee for coordinating, managing and maintaining law and order of Rohingyas. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal is the Convener, with the Foreign Minister, State Ministers for Disaster Management and Relief, Women and Children Affairs and 13 senior officials of different Ministries and divisions on the 17-member national committee.
The Bangladesh government has sent many Rohingya refugees to th Bhasan Char island, despite calls from human rights groups to halt the process.