Rohingya poses threat to the state : Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are increasingly committing subversive and terrorist activities, putting the stability of the country at high risk.
Failing to manage legal work, a large number of the refugees involve in armed robbery, theft, mugging, killing and a multitude of other crimes under different organized groups of wrongdoers.

Such activities have turned Bangladesh-Myanmar border areas alongside Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban and Naikhanchodi in a fertile ground for forging Bangladeshi passports and national identity cards and a breeding ground for terrorist and militant activities.
The number of Rohingya offenders operating at Ukhiya until September 7, 2010 was 205. Around 600 Rohingya, however, are serving sentences for different crimes. These terrorists use their refugee camps as torture cells, which has tarnished the image of Bangladesh abroad.
Rohingya infiltration into Bangladeshi territories has been going on ever since Burma gained Independence in 1948. Till 1992, a quarter of a million Rohingyas took refuge in the refugee camps at Kutupalong, Morissa, Ukhiya and Teknaf, 2,00,000 of whom returned home afterwards.
Those who did not go back were in fact wanted criminals being hunted in their home country. Later, they were joined by illegal infiltrators from Myanmar’s province of Araakan, situated along the border of Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.
Araakan is home to Rohingya and Rakhain people. Rohingya are the followers of Islam who are the minority there. Military junta in Myanmar does not consider them Myanmar citizens. The government and the majority Rakhain often target them for repression; apparently forcing them taking shelter in Bangladesh.
There are few checkpoints in the deep and inaccessible forests of Nikhonchori. Militants exploited the opportunity by setting up training camps in the deep and inaccessible forests.
Some NGOs having links with regional and international militant organizations are actively patronizing these terrorist activities. These subversive activities were first introduced by Dr. Yunus and Professor Jakaria under the outfits of “Rohingya Solidarity Organization” (ISO) and “National Union Party of Arakan”. Now many other organizations have joined them in the name of helping the Rohingyas.
Some of these organizations are Arakan Army, Arakan Islamic Front and Arakan Rohingya National Organization led by Dr. Nurul Islam, Arakan Liberal Party, Burmese Rohingya Organization UK by Mochogkhin, Rohingya League for Democracy Burma by Md. Harun and Md. Ibrahim, Arakan Rohingya Council, Rohingya Congress by Mr Harun, Iktadul Tulah Al Muslimin and Bundaban Arakan Alliance.
Most powerful of these organizations is RSO, headed by Dr Yunus. It has 74,000 trained members. The NGO “Rabeta Al Islam” is headquartered just beside the camp of Dr Yunus, which provides monetary help to RSO.
Its ammunition depots are situated at Moheskhali and Nikhonchori. Intelligence Reports dating back to September last year shows these camps have Chinese RPG-2, rocket launchers, light machine guns, AK-47 and M-16.
A supporter of Jammat-e-Islami, Dr Yunus is currently residing in England and Dr Nurul Islam in Saudi Arabia.
The arms smuggled from China through Cambodian borders to these camps are subsequently handed over to different militant groups including ULFA, which operates in India. The arms are not kept in the camps for a long time.
Revolvers, AK-47s, G-3s, M-16s, SMGs, LMGs, rocket launchers and other weapons are kept underground in Nikhonchori. BDR in 2005 discovered huge reserves of arms underground in the deep forest of Nikhonchori.
Home minister of the then BNP-led coalition government transferred the army officer in charge of arms haul to Rajshahi to stop such operations. He was later tasked with eliminating “Sorbohara” in conjunction with GMB, led by Bangla Bhai.
Rohingya are now split in different factions and operate separately in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Taknaf, Uthia, Chokoria, Kotupalong, Rajpalong, Pile, Bandarban, Ruma, Lama, Tamchi, Khagrachori and Rangamati. They keep contact with terrorists in Myanmar via mobile phone.
Rohingya sources say there are 1,00,000 refugees in Kutubpalong slum, 15,000 in Noyapara and Leda and 10,000 in Jaobagan. Among 1,00,000 fishermen in Cox’s Bazar, 70,000 are Rohingyas. Many of them are pirates who rob fishermen in the Bay of Bengal.
There are 1,20,000 people now living on the 120 km stretch of coastline, 40-50 thousand of them are Rohingyas. Around 60 percent of Rohingya live on mountainous areas.
Human Trafficking by Trawler
The Rohingya can travel to Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand for only 20,000 Taka. Some human traffickers from Bangladesh and Myanmar do business with these people.
Interested Rohingya are first brought to Kotubdia or Moheskhali and then taken to Malaysia or Indonesia after 8-10 days of journey through the rough seas. Human traffickers from Bangladesh and Myanmar help them make fake Bangladesh passports.
Raw materials and required tools to make forged passports and other documents are available in these camps. The head of the group “National United Araakan” Mahbul Alam Chowdury facilitate making of forged passports and sending people overseas. His elder brother and former BNP MP Shajahan Chowdury patronize Rohingya activities.
A Dhaka based network for making forged passports, lead by Monir, Zisan, Razaul and Atiq help the traffickers. Kochi, a close relative of BNP leader Salauddin Kader Chowdury, provides Rohingya with forged passports from Dhaka. Central leader of “Jubodol” Titash sends Rohingya abroad, managing them Bangladeshi passports.
NGO Connection
Some Jammat supported NGOs help Rohingya commit terrorist activities in the name of humanitarian projects. Rabeta Al Islami, Al Taohid Trust, Islamic Relief and Muslim Aid and ASF are operating there for a long time.
Though these NGOs sometimes help Rohingya, their prime target is stashing the money they get from foreign aids. Many RSO and ARIF leaders have houses, cars and businesses in Bangladesh and some have married here.
In the name of gaining Independence for Araakan and spreading Madrasah education at Nikhonchori and Taknaf, these Rohingya and NGOs bring money from Pakistan and Arab countries and help Jammat-e-Islami with arms and manpower. Muslim Aid Concern Worldwide, Tie Rohingya and MSF are active in such operation.
Jammat leader Mir Kasem Ali brought and pocketed Taka 100 crore from Saudi Arabia and launched Digonta TV and the Daily Naya Diganta with a part of the money.
Leader of “Jihad Movement in Bangladesh” (Huji) Mulana Fojlul Rahman met Al-Quida leader Osama-bin-Laden on May 21, 2002 when Laden promised helping his organization.
Laden’s second-in-command Aiman Al Jaohahiri, Rafi Ahmed Taha alias Abu Yasir and Sheikh Mia Hamza also pledged to help him.
ULFA Connection
Dr Yunus and Dr Nurul Islam have intimate relations with the current leader of United Liberation Front of Asam (ULFA) Orbind Raj Khuar. Roginya and ULFA leaders keep close contact with former Pakistani ambassador Alamgir Babor, BNP leader Salauddin Kader Chowdury and Jammat leader Shajahan Chowdury.
Anisur Rahman Gurki, Mota Badol, Rana and OC Hamid from “Haoa Babhan” met with ULFA and Rohingya leaders at different times. Huji leader Abdul Kuddus Borni has close contact with them. Borni came closer to Osama-bin-Laden during the Afgan conflict.
It is known that in 1996 Laden visited Karachi when he pledged to help Asamese and Rohingya gain Independence.
Sources inside Rohingya camps reveal that ISI provide training to ULFA and Rohingya often and also facilitate arms smuggle through Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar Borders.
Posted on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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