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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says ‘no one wants to go’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh | Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says ‘no one wants to go’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh— The head of Bangladesh’s refugee commission said plans to start the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return.

The refugees “are not willing to go back now,” Refugee Commissioner Abul Kalam told The Associated Press, adding that officials “can’t force them to go” but will continue to try to “motivate them so it happens.”

The announcement came after about 1,000 Rohingya demonstrated against returning to Myanmar, from where hundreds of thousands fled army-led violence last year.

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