I think you're right to be concerned. While you were giving your testimony earlier, I looked up Bhashan Char. It is a mud flat that was not in existence 14 years ago; it was essentially silt washed down during a flood. It strikes me, all other considerations aside, that if there were a cyclone, I assume that the lives of every person on that island would be at risk. It doesn't appear to me, from looking at the island—I've got it up on Google Earth on my computer right now—that it would be possible to evacuate a significant population in the short time that would be involved.
Perhaps I'm overstating things, but leaving other considerations aside—such as sanitation issues, which would be very difficult in a place that's a mud flat—it strikes me that lives are being put at risk by the very fact that they are being sent to that island.
Am I exaggerating the seriousness of the situation? I haven't raised the issue of isolation. Everybody there would be very isolated, which is a separate concern with regard to them being able to express concerns about their treatment, being able to leave if necessary and their access to emergency or health services.
I've given you a lot there. Perhaps I can ask you to respond.