Bazar: Bangladesh: The
authorities of Bangladesh had been arresting more than 200 Rohingyas
in special drives alongthe Bangladesh-Burma border since started the
month of September 2012, said
a reliable source from Cox’s Bazar.
Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Coastguards and police arrested more than 200
Rohingya Muslims in different drives along the border.”
September 14, sixteen Rohingyas were arrested from Shapuri Dip under
the Teknaf police station by BGB. Later, they were pushed back to
BGB also arrested eight Rohingyas from the border point of Taungbro
and Gumdum yesterday while they were entering the Bangladesh, said
an aide of BGB.
to sources, “the
drive will be remaining continue by the government of Bangladesh as
they have information that huge number of Burmese citizens are living
in different areas of the district.”
also said, Rohingyas
are Muslim, they come to Bangladesh from Burma as they were
persecuted such as— rape, killings, arbitrary arrest, torturing,
harassment, looting, burned down their houses—- and etc. by the
police, Hluntin ( riot police), Nasaka (Burma’s border security
force, army along with Moghs (Rakhines).
US has urged the government of Bangladesh to provide humanitarian
assistance to the Rohingyas like basic essential services — food,
sanitation and healthcare — who have already taken shelter in
Bangladesh from the neighboring Arakan State, Burma, US Ambassador in
Dhaka Dan W Mozena told a press conference at American Centre here on
Mozena also asked the Bangladesh government to keep the country’s
border open to Rohingyas so that they can take shelter here and
voluntarily and safely return home.