Three non-government organisations (NGOs) have been barred from distributing relief materials among the Rohingyas, taking shelter in Bangladesh fleeing Myanmar.
The authorities stopped their activities suspecting ‘ill motive’ of these organisations behind the name of relief operations.
The three NGOs are Muslim Aid, Islamic Relief and Allama Fazlullah Foundation, officials informed a parliamentary panel on Wednesday.
The decision was come from a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on the foreign ministry on Wednesday.
The committee sits in a meeting at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban as they were informed that a few NGOs were engaged in doing something else on the plea of distribution of relief materials among the Rohingyas.
“We went to Cox’s Bazar and came to know that a few NGOs were engaged in doing something else on the plea of distribution of relief materials among the Rohingyas,” committee member Mahjabeen Khaled said after the meeting.
Later she also informed that those three NGOs were previously banned for their terror financing connections while she was talking in a talk-show aired by Ekattor Television Wednesday night.
“We asked all to stop publicise something else in the name of distribution of relief materials,” she added.
The ruling party member of parliament also said they have asked the authorities to check the identities of all whoever comes to distribute relief. “All have been asked as well to distribute relief materials through the coordination committee,” Mahjabeen added.
The parliamentary body recommended vigorous diplomatic efforts to compel Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, said a press release of the paliament secretariat.
The meeting was chaired by committee chief Dipu Moni.