On 26th September, the Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan announced that for barbed wire and guard towers around Rohingya Refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar has been planned.
On the other hand, the Human Rights Watch stated its resentment against this attempt.
The Asia director, Brad Adams stated that “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened Bangladesh’s borders to Rohingya refugees fleeing mass atrocities in Myanmar, but she now seems intent on turning the camps into essentially open air prisons. By cutting the refugees off from the outside world, the Bangladesh government risks squandering the global goodwill it had earned.”
Earlier on 4th September, the Bangladesh Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense recommended building a security fence around the camps “so that no one can come out of the camps and no one can enter inside the camps.”
In this regard, Syed Ullah, the general secretary of the Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights stated to BenarNews “We have nothing to say about the government’s move to fence the camps. It is immaterial whether we want fencing or not – the government will go ahead with its decision. But fencing will not work,”
On the 74th U.N. General Assembly, Bangladesh PM expressed her view regarding Rohingyas by saying “The crisis is now becoming a regional threat.”