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rohingya crisis: bangladesh to restrict movement of refugees

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rohingya crisis: bangladesh to restrict movement of refugees

image copyrightafpimage caption bangladeshi security forces are already guarding rohingya camps near the border bangladesh has announced wide-ranging restrictions on the movement of more than 400,000 rohingya muslims who have fled neighbouring myanmar since august.they must stay in fixed places allocated to them by the government and not travel elsewhere, police say.bangladesh also announced plans to build shelters for up to 400,000 people near the city of cox's bazar.rohingyas have been fleeing a myanmar government offensive, which the un says could amount to ethnic cleansing.rights groups have accused the military of burning rohingya villages.but the army says it is responding to attacks by militants and denies it is targeting civilians.meanwhile, a fresh diplomatic row between bangladesh and myanmar has broken out over alleged violations of bangladeshi airspace in the past week.what are the new restrictions?in a statement, bangladeshi police said rohingya muslims would not be allowed to travel anywhere outside of their allocated homes, not even to live with family or friends. transport operators and drivers have also been urged not to carry refugees, with landlords told not to rent out any property to them. analysts say the government wants to stop the rohingya from disappearing into the general population and to keep them visible, in the hope of returning them to myanmar - or even a third country.what do we know about the new shelters?according to bangladesh's d...