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    Police seize relief goods of Rohingya community at border

    Photo: Rohingya
    children sleeping on floor unregistered refugee camp Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar.

    KPN News
    September 07, 2013
    Teknaf, Bangladesh:
    A team of police seized 60 sacks of rice and other commodities which will be to
    distribute it among the Rohingya people who have been living in Shamlapur
    village, under Teknaf police station on September 7, said Hussain, a local
    leader from the village.
    On being tipped
    off, a group of police personnel from Shamlapur police camp went to a local
    businessman’s house and seized the relief on that day, at about 8:00 pm, after
    being an operation where the sacks of rice were stocked by an organization,
    according to police official.
    According to police
    sources, the relief was to be distributed through a local leader of present
    government named Aziz Uddin from Shamlapur village under the Teknaf police
    station, Cox’s Bazar district.
    Sources also said
    that many Rohingya refugees have been living at Shamplapur illegally, but their
    condition is very pathetic. They didn’t get any support from any quarter such as
    UNHCR and Government side.
    Recently, some of
    foreign NGOs provided relief among the Rohingya people such as— rice, edible
    oil, biscuits, onion, clothes and etc…. said a local elder Abdullah (not real
    name).
    Another local elder
    Harron also said, “Rohingya people have been taking shelter in Bangladesh after
    crossing the Naff River because of religious and political persecutions by the
    Burmese government in Arakan State, Burma.
    In Bangladesh, they
    are facing many problems with family members as they don’t get daily works to
    support their family members.