The hills and protected forests of Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district are being eradicated while providing shelter from Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar. Already, in these two upazilas, they have settled in the hills of almost four thousand acres of forest.
According to the local environmentalists, the number of slums in the Rohingyas is approximately 10 thousand acres, when the area around the hill is nearby. Two thousand acres of new and new Rohingyas have been asked for their accommodation. Environmental and local people fear the severe environmental disaster in the area, due to this huge amount of hills. They are concerned about the danger of large-scale pitch ever anytime.
After crossing Ukhia bus stand from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf, the ropes of Rohingyas are seen in the hills on the other side of the road. These sloping spaces are sporadically scattered. However, seeing the sight of Balukhali, no one can be worried by anyone. In the footsteps of the huge sand-hills, stepping up to the head, only the jhutghari of blue-black plastic seat shelter. Last year, this huge Rohingya slum was built.Earlier, there were 32 thousand 527 Rohingya people, now about two lakhs. The slums of the Rohingyas have also spread out over the hills in the surrounding plains. Rabarabagan, Government Khas, fall and crop land occupied by small and large-medium slums made of various types Rohingya.
The government-registered asylum center for Rohingas was established in 1991 at 77 acres of Kutupalong Hills in Ukhia. Assistant Secretary of the Caretaker Relief Ministry, Rezaul Karim, said that the satellite sub-station near the shelter center There was an unregistered shelter center near the epicenter. Now the whole mountain has become a Rohingya shelter center. About three lakh Rohingyas live here. Now, cutting trees in the hills of Thingkhali, around 1.5 million Rohingyas started living in the hut.
The same situation in Teknaf upazila. Puthibunia hill of Waikung Union is about five to six kilometers inside the main road. That’s because the road does not get noticed. But there was a crushing scene in the hills. Stepping down the trees in the entire hill, the Rohingya slab has been developed step by step. This has been done to rehabilitate the Rohingya people.
Most of the hills around Putibuniya are Khas Flame. Local residents have been cultivating them with lease, from the very long time. Here are very good vegetables. Irrigation can be given from the water coming from the hills. Rice, beans, berbati etc. are cultivated. Now thousands of jhutgharias have landed on those lands. The little land is left now. Abdus Shukkur planted beans and radish in about acre and acre of land. On Saturday afternoon, in the afternoon, the farmer’s Shukku said in the light of the first light, that ultimately, whether there will be moola ketatuku, then now the doubt.
Apart from this, the Teknaf government-registered Nayapara shelter center and the unregistered Leda shelters have also been built to cut two hills. 208 illegal families of Rohingyas have also been aboard the Marine Drive. Rohingyas have started to come here again. This saved rush has come in jeopardy.
Cox’s Bazar District Forest Officer Ali Kabir said in the light of the first light, the Rohingyas have been sheltered in the place of about 3,000 acres of Kutupalong, Thangkhali and surrounding hills in the Ukhia range. In addition, 450 acres in Teknaf range, 50 acres of Putibuna range and 375 acres of hills of Shilkhali ranges have been inhabited by Rohingya forests. Total hilly land area is 3,875 acres. He said Rohingya established small large-scale settlements in the places of Nature Park, Baharchhra, Shahpiar Island, Mokani, Damdemia, Jadimura, Marine Drive area and Ukhiae Jatuli, Baggon in Teknaf, besides other places.
Deepak Sharma, president of forest and forest conservation council, environmental organization of Cox’s Bazar district said that according to the findings of the field, according to the estimation of these two upazilas, spreading all over the country, almost ten thousand acres of Rohingyas settled in the place. It destroys the natural beauty and balance. There is a danger of large mountain scenes at any time. He said that if Rohingyas are given shelter considering the humanity, then they should be settled and settled in the Government Khas Jamim along Myanmar border border.
General Secretary of Suyogan Sujashan, Abul Hossain, said that if there is no stoppage of this situation, then a large number of natural and social disasters will occur. Although the Rohingyas have given shelter to human rights, destruction of hills or reserve forests is not acceptable, inspector of Cox’s Bazar Environment Department Mominul Islam thinks.