Rohingya Rally On Aug 25
Probe names organisers, instigators, financiers
COX'S BAZAR, Sept 9: A probe body identified the masterminds of the mass rally of Rohingyas here on August 25. Already, the authority has banned six NGOs for their alleged involvement in organizing the rally without the permission of the local authority.
Deputy Commissioner Md Kamal said legal steps will be taken against the masterminds identified in the report.
On September 3, Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Md Kamal Hossain forwarded the probe report to the NGO Bureau containing the names of the instigators.
The president of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, Mohibullah, the Rohingya organisation's vice president Master Abdur Rahim, Nurul Masud Bhuiyan, who is a lecturer of Ukhia Degree College, supreme court lawyer
Dulal Malik, researcher of Rajshahi University Dr Faridul Alam, Moulana Yusuf and advocate Mahbubur Rahman were also named.
Public Prosecutor of Cox's Bazar district magistrate court, Md Abdur Rahim, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Prosecutor in Cox's Bazar, and assistant sub-inspector of police appointed to the camp, Borhan Uddin were the others named in the probe report..
Cox`s Bazar DC's letter to NGO bureau said the rally was arranged without taking permission from the authority and with the involvement of two organisations, Voice of Rohingya and Rohingya Refugee Committee, RRC.
Voice of Rohingya printed 700 half sleeve T-shirts while Rohingya Refugee Committee printed 100 pieces.
The investigation report said ahead of the rally, an NGO called ADRA had meetings at a Cox's Bazar restaurant on August 19 and August 21 and Rohingya leader Mohibullah was handed Tk 250,000. Also, 'Al Markajul Islamic Agency' supported in making T-shirts for the Rohingyas.
To make the rally a success, RRC chairman of D-5 block Sirajul Mostafa collected Tk 25,000. A donation of Tk 200,000 also came from London based Nurul Islam.
Reportedly, the motorcycle of camp-based ASI Borhan Uddin was used and it's believed that there are 300 active members working for Mohibullah's organisation.
Lecturer of Ukhia College, Nurul Masud Bhuiyan, works as general secretary of the organisation and was active in the rally. It's believed Masud's ancestors are from Myanmar.
At the Rohingya camp, Mohibullah had a meeting with the US ambassador, Earl Robert Miller, and then got the chance to meet the US President, Donald Trump in Washington.
Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner, Md Kamal Hossain said, "The locals became unnerved by the massive Rohingya rally held on August 25 and to unearth the mystery behind the rally, a probe committee was formed by the district administration. The report has been sent to the NGO Bureau."
According to the probe report, the organizations include Voice of Rohingya, Rohingya Refugee Committee (RRC). Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human rights (ARSPH). Of them, ARSPH is comparably influential organization.
Besides, some NGOs of Cox's Bazar, lawyers, university teachers and college teachers, human right organizers, RRRC officials, police and others were involved directly or indirectly with the rally.