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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

  • 23 January, 2021

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Bhashan Char Island

Bhashan Char Island

Key Facts

  • The Bangladesh Authorities recently moved around 1,750 Rohingya Muslims to a controversial island in the Bay of Bengal called the “Bhashan Char Island”.

About Bhashan Char

  • The island is also known as Char Piya. It is in Hatiya Upazila, Bangladesh.
  • The island is located in the Bay of Bengal about 6 kilometres from Sandwip island.

How the island was formed?

The island was formed in the year 2006 by Himalayan silt.

A recent development by Bangladesh on Island

  • The Government of Bangladesh has planned to construct 1,440 buildings on the island & cyclone shelters.
  • The buildings were constructed with the objective of relocating the 100,000 Rohingya refugees from the mainland camps of Cox’s Bazar.
  • Recently, in August 2019, Ashrayan Project (Ashrayan-3) was expanded to build 100,000 homes on the island.

Cox’s Bazar

  • It is a city, fishing port, tourism centre and district headquarters of southern Bangladesh. This city is famous for its long natural sandy beaches. It is also known as the Pandora.

Rohingya people

  • They are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group that follows Islam. They reside in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.
  • They are called as the most persecuted minorities in the world.

Source: TH


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