Bangladesh under 'no obligation' to accept stranded Rohingya refugees: Minister

Bangladesh under 'no obligation' to accept stranded Rohingya refugees: Minister

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2021-02-27 17:00

DHAKA: Bangladesh is under "no obligation" to shelter 81 Rohingya Muslim refugees adrift for almost two weeks on the Andaman Sea and being assisted by neighbouring India, said Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen.

India's coast guard found the survivors and eight dead crammed on a fishing boat and were trying to arrange for Bangladesh to take them, Indian officials said on Friday (Feb 26). While feeding the refugees and giving them water, India was not planning to take them ashore.

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