DHAKA  - Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted the Bangladeshi government’s “cruel” restrictions on humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing persecution and violence in neighbouring Myanmar. The South Asian nation last month ordered three international charities - Doctors Without Borders, Action Against Hunger and Muslim Aid UK - to stop giving aid to the Rohingya because it might encourage a fresh influx. Bangladesh is already home to some 300,000 Rohingya and the country’s border forces have turned back scores of boats carrying hundreds more since sectarian violence broke out in Myanmar, formerly Burma, in June.