BTRC asked to stop cellphone services at Rohingya camps

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organised to remember the second anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on 25 August 2019. Photo: AFPPosts and Telecommunications minister Mustafa Jabbar has directed the Bangladesh Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to take immediate steps to stop mobile phone services at Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, reports UNB.

Following the order, BTRC on Monday issued a directive to all the mobile phone operators to stop the sale of SIM cards and mobile phone services at Rohingya camps within seven days.

The notice was issued following allegations of providing mobile phone services to Rohingyas through selling of SIM cards by mobile phone operators defying a government ban.

The government imposed a ban on selling of SIM cards to Rohingyas, who fled Mayanmar amid persecution there by military forces.

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