Killings in Rohingya camp to disrupt repatriation: Foreign minister
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said one incident after one is being planned in the Rohingya camps to hold back repatriation.
"Those Rohingyas who do not want to return to Myanmar for their own interest, might be committing one massacre after another in Rohingya camps. We will look into the matter," he said.
He made the remarks in response to a question from reporters after a programme in Sylhet this morning.
The minister said he did not know the details yet. "We are investigating the whole matter," he said.
Momen said a meeting was held on Thursday to discuss ways to improve law and order inside and outside the Rohingya camps.
"Even then, such a big massacre happened today. Seven people were killed by brushfire; it is a matter of great panic."
Momen said, "Many people say the Rohingyas in the camps are involved in drugs and arms trafficking. We have discussed all these."
Meanwhile, regarding the release of Teesta water to Bangladesh, the foreign minister said, "Our home secretary will discuss the matter with the Indian high commission.
"I don't know whether India has informed us or not about water release before," he said.
However, there will be discussions with the high commissioner on several issues.
"Political and governmental relations between our two countries are very strong," he said.
The foreign minister arrived in Sylhet this morning on a two-day visit to attend a public awareness discussion on high blood pressure prevention and control in Sylhet district organised by National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh and Jalalabad Association.