Bangladesh Orders Telecom Operators to Stop Services in Rohingya Camps

Citizenship is at the heart of Rohingya demands for repatriation to Myanmar

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) also asked mobile phone providers to stop selling cell phone SIM cards to the refugees in line with the government's instructions, said Mohamad Johurul Haque, the agency's chairman.

Zakir added that the decision was taken for reasons of state security, law and order as well as public safety.

Back in August 2017, about 700,000 Rohingya had fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state, following a military crackdown in response to the militant attack.

The BTRC also reiterated the directive issued in October past year asking all mobile operators to restrict their networks in the Bangladesh-Myanmar border areas as well as block networks in and around Rohingya camps.

The Rohingya people have faced discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, which forced them to migrate to Bangladesh. A Rohingya leader quoted in the Asian Correspondent said the ban would "would hugely affect Rohingya life, disrupting communications between different camps scattered across the border district of Cox's Bazar".

The ban on sale of mobile SIM cards to Rohingya refugees was first imposed in September 2017.

More news: Johnson loses majority ahead of Brexit parliament showdown

The order to stop mobile services had been reissued following reports of providing mobile phone services to Rohingya through selling of SIM cards by carriers defying a government ban, Khan said.

The operators were asked to report back in seven days about the measures they had taken. Myanmar has denied nearly all the allegations.

On Sunday police mentioned a fourth Rohingya refugee used to be shot useless within the fallout over the homicide of native ruling party professional Omar Faruk by way of suspected Rohingya criminals.

Bangladesh has up to now attempted to limit cell phone get admission to within the settlements.

A second attempt to begin repatriating the refugees to Myanmar failed last month after no refugees agreed to return voluntarily. "But the situation is getting worse day by day", said Iqbal Hossain, additional superintendent of police in Cox's Bazar. "How we will communicate with our relatives in Myanmar?", Abdur Rahim, a Rohingya leader in Cox's Bazar, told Reuters by phone.

Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorise them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Related News:

  • Details Of Antonio Brown’s Run-In With Raiders GM Mike Mayock

    Details Of Antonio Brown’s Run-In With Raiders GM Mike Mayock

    The Raiders plan to suspend Brown, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . "I choose Xenith", Brown told reporters . The maximum a player can be suspended for behaviour detrimental to their team is four games.
    Facebook's dating service launches in US

    Facebook's dating service launches in US

    To help you meet offline and share interests, the service will also push other Facebook features, such as events and groups. Once set up, Facebook will suggest possible matches based on your "preferences, interests, and things you do on Facebook".
    Celtic fans react to goalscorer Odsonne Edouard’s display in victory over Rangers

    Celtic fans react to goalscorer Odsonne Edouard’s display in victory over Rangers

    Steven Gerrard has named Englishman Jonathan Flanagan as the only one of his players who didn't disappoint when Celtic visited the Ibrox and made away with all three points at stake.
  • This is the world's most liveable city

    This is the world's most liveable city

    Canada is the only other country to have three cities in the top 10 list - Calgary (5th), Vancouver (6th) and Toronto (7th). Vienna has emerged as the most liveable city among the 140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
    Will Smith & Martin Lawrence are BACK in ‘Bad Boys For Life’ trailer

    Will Smith & Martin Lawrence are BACK in ‘Bad Boys For Life’ trailer

    For the record, all of those elements feature heavily in this first trailer, so it appears Bad Boys is still very much Bad Boys . The clip even gives a nod to the bad boys' theme song, with Hudgens, Ludwig, and Melton's hilariously rapping the lyrics.
    Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville officially announced

    Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville officially announced

    A trademark sprouted up for Battle for Neighborville last month , and a trailer leaked as well that revealed new characters. And now that it's today, Battle for Neighborville has both been announced and released-partially, at least.
  • Nicki Minaj Flames Blogger Who Questioned Her Pen Game

    Nicki Minaj Flames Blogger Who Questioned Her Pen Game

    Minaj did not elaborate on her retirement tweet and it was not immediately clear whether the post is serious or not. The 10-time Grammy nominee was a guest artist on the Megan Thee Stallion single Hot Girl Summer last month.
    Michigan to become first state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes

    Michigan to become first state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes

    These rates are still reportedly climbing, likely due to the availability of flavors akin to apple juice, bubble gum, and Nerds. MI has become the first state to ban sales of flavoured e-cigarettes in a move aimed at curbing teen vaping.
    Oakland Raiders Plan to Suspend Antonio Brown

    Oakland Raiders Plan to Suspend Antonio Brown

    Brown and the Oakland Raiders have been a disastrous relationship so far, and it's not getting better. The Raiders are set to begin their 2019 season on Monday night at home to the Denver Broncos .
  • Second US Death Linked To Vaping Reported In Oregon State

    Second US Death Linked To Vaping Reported In Oregon State

    The Centers for Disease Control said symptoms include couch, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and fever. The inflammation can cause liquid to accumulate in the lungs, making it hard for someone to breathe, she said.
    Pence tiptoes past Brexit tumult for an oh-so-chipper chat

    Pence tiptoes past Brexit tumult for an oh-so-chipper chat

    Pence said the USA was "ready, willing and able to immediately negotiate a free trade agreement with the U.K". Johnson says he will pursue by an October 31 deadline if he can't strike a new, better deal with the EU.
    British PM Johnson's own brother resigns on eve of Brexit election campaign

    British PM Johnson's own brother resigns on eve of Brexit election campaign

    Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Labour wanted an election but its priority was stopping a no-deal Brexit. It's been a momentous week in the Brexit saga (and it's only Thursday), so let's get up to speed.

Most liked

Ellie Goulding shares a touching tribute about her wedding
To marvel it was for the wedding party, but only a happy, freshly married couple, but also an intricately made wedding dress. Goulding looked handsome in her white bespoke gown designed by Natacha Ramsay-Levi.

Dow Down Over 300 Points As Measure Of Manufacturing Activity Indicates Contraction
Last week, the S&P 500 saw a 2.8% rise, while the Dow gained 3% - their strongest weekly advances since the week ended June 7. On Sunday, the USA started charging a 15 per cent tariff on about $112 billion of Chinese products.

Florida man parks Smart car in kitchen so it won't blow away
From there, the storm apparently grazed Georgia overnight, then hugged the SC coast with more serious effects. That preparation includes parking their cars in a secure spot.

Starc-studded Australia bat at Old Trafford after winning toss
Smith and Marnus Labuschagne put on 116 for the third wicket before the latter was bowled by a lovely delivery from Craig Overton for 67.

Kevin Hart suffered three spinal fractures
Details about how the crash unfolded have been slowly trickling out with 911 calls being released and eyewitness accounts shared. While the surgery was a success, the " Jumanji " star is still heavily medicated and "going through hell", the site said.

MPs reject early general election in further blow to Boris Johnson
However, with the backing of both Labour and the SNP, a general election is set to be called early next week, before the prorogation of parliament.

SA shuts embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic attacks
Two of those killed were South African, leading to suggestions that some of the violence was as much criminal as xenophobic. Nigerians launched what appeared to be reprisals Tuesday against key South African investments.

Resignation leaves Boris Johnson on the brink
The LGBT chairwoman of the Liberal Democrats has quit the party over the decision to let erstwhile Tory MP Phillip Lee join. Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said she was "delighted" by the defection.

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian joins Parma on permanent transfer
The Italian returns dwelling to play with Parma , signing a four-year contract with the Serie A aspect. According to several reports, the former Italy global has joined Parma on a four-year deal.

Reliance commercially launches broadband service JioFiber starting at ₹699
A high-speed broadband service launching on Thursday is expected to disrupt India's booming internet and streaming industries. The base plan offers 100Mbps speed and 100GB data with free voice calls, TV video calling and conferencing.

PM's brother quits as Tory MP and minister
It has been strongly opposed by Boris Johnson's government however he no longer controls a majority in the Commons. But he re-entered government during the summer, after Conservative Party members elected his brother as leader.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro CAD Renders Confirm The Design
On the back, there's a circular camera module that contains four lenses, including two 40-megapixel sensors, and a separate flash. The latest Huawei Mate 30 Pro renders clearly show what the upcoming flagship smartphone will look like based on earlier leaks .

Raiders claim Kizer, now have 4 QBs on roster
The Raiders finalized their roster Monday morning, placing Peterman on the injured reserve list with the ... elbow injury. Kizer has played 18 games, completing 53% of his passes with 24 interceptions and 11 TD passes for a 58.9 passer rating.

China says trade talks with U.S. to take place in October
The last round of talks in July in Shanghai ended with no indication of progress. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is said to have held a phone call with U.S.

Favorite Nadal into US Open semis as Berrettini wins thriller
I think it was one of the best matches I maybe ever saw - I was playing but I also saw. "It's a great source of pride for me". It is a statistical quirk that Federer and Nadal , rivals across 15 years and 40 matches, have never met at the US Open.