BRIEF – Dhaka bans marriages between Bangladeshis and Rohingyas

The Bangladesh government announced on Thursday that marriages between Rohingyas and Bangladeshis will be prohibited, according to a report by The Daily Star. An official from Bangladesh’s Ministry of Law said that marriage registrars will no longer be allowed to officiate marriages between the two, as the stateless Rohingyas may be using marriage to get citizenship. Human rights activist Shahdeen Malik told The Daily Star that this move contravenes international human rights laws.