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48-Rohingya pushed back to Burma

Teknaf,
Bangladesh:
 48-Rohingya
including women, children and men were pushed back to Burma by BGB
(Border Guard Bangladesh) yesterday night, according to BGB official.

“They
were arrested by BGB and Coast Guard of Bangladesh while entering to
Bangladesh yesterday night with four small boats.”


Thirty three persons were
arrested from Naitaung Para of Teknaf by the BGB patrol party from
two boats, which were carrying timbers from Burma while another 15
Rohingyas were arrested by Coast Guard from Zalia Para of Shapuri Dip
while entering Bangladesh by two small boats.

However, all the arrested
Rohingyas were sent back to Burma from Naitaung Para and Shapuri Dip
on that night after giving them some supporting, a BGB officer said.



A trader from Maungdaw south
said, “We don’t know the fate of the people who are sent back to
Burma.”


The BGB 42 Battalion Commander
Lt Col Zahid Hassan confirmed the event.



Why the Rohingya people are
fleeing from Arakan, Burma while the weather is coming cooler and
cooler. Since June this year, they have been persecuted by the
Burmese security forces along with Rakhine 





extremists. They have no
food, no jobs and even they are living like in a big cage as are not
allowed to do anything for their livelihood. They are starving, so
far.  There are no NGOs, and other supporting groups in Maungdaw
and Rathedaung Townships, a local business man of Maungdaw Town said
who denied to be named. An elder from Maungadw said,
“We need blankets because of winter.”


Source KPN