Military-Led Violence: Persecution Residents and Aid Agencies
military-led violence: Hasina has repeatedly discussed the toll on Bangladesh of hosting more than a million Rohingya -- including more than 700,000 who fled military-led violence in Myanmar since August 2017 and tens of thousands of others who escaped previous bouts of violence and persecution, according to CTV. Residents of Cox's Bazar district often complain that they have been undercut by refugees willing to work illegally for lower wages. United Nations officials and international aid agencies praised the government of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who hopes to retain power in elections next month, for upholding a commitment not to force the repatriation. Thousands of acres hectares of national forests usually roamed by wild elephants have been taken over by the cramped and unsanitary camps. The people of Bangladesh are sympathetic to the plight of the Rohingya. But Hasina's decision not to force the repatriation is unlikely to hurt her bid to win a third term in December, according to Pinak Chakravarty, India's former ambassador to Bangladesh and a fellow with the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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