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A people without a country

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A people without a country

 

INTERNATIONAL
A people without a country
608 words
26 February 2017
THINDU
English
(c) 2017 Kasturi & Sons Ltd

 

INTERNATIONAL “Why are we punished, we are not involved in any militancy,” says Insan Ali, an elderly man living in the Teknaf refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. He’s one of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State in recent months after the Army carried out a four-month long operation against “militants”.

Mr. Ali is from Maungdaw in Rakhine and reached Cox’s Bazar, a resort town in southeast Bangladesh, with his family after a perilous journey across the Naf river that marks parts of the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

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