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BGB pushes back 24 Rohingyas to Burma

A member of Border Guards of Bangladesh comforts a Rohingya from Burma who was arrested while trying to get into Bangladesh, in Teknaf, June 18, 2012. Photo Reuters
 
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) pushed back twenty four Rohingyas after arresting along the border on May 19, Kamal, a local from Teknaf said.
 
“They were arrested from different points of border by BGB after being conducted operation where they were entering the Bangladesh without knowledge of Bangladesh authority.”
 
According to BGB officials, a BGB team of Shapuri Dip under the Teknaf Battalion No. 42 conducted a drive in border areas and arrested them.
 
BGB officials also said BGB pushed back them again to Burma through the point of Shapuri Dip later.
 
The Rohingya ethnic group of Burma frequently crosses the Burma-Bangladesh border by row boat and on foot because of persecution and harassments by the concerned authorities of Burma and Rakhines, according to sources.
 
The Rohingya people are trying to leave Arakan State, Burma to take shelter in Bangladesh or elsewhere for their lives security, said a Rohingya who crossed Burma-Bangladesh border recently.