Dhaka, Nov. 21 -- Amnesty International has called upon the Bangladesh authorities to drop plans to relocate more than 100 Rohingya families to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal.

The international rights watchdog reiterated the call as it has obtained a partial list of the Rohingya families identified for relocation to Bhashan Char, where,"more than 300 Rohingya refugees are already living in poor conditions."

In a statement issued on Friday, Amnesty argued that the island has not yet been declared safe for human habitation by the United Nations. ".many refugees are still reluctant" to go there, it added.

Referring to local media reports, the Amnesty mentioned that the Bangladeshi government has completed preparations to relocate 30...