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Twenty-nine Helpless Rohingya pushed-back to Burma

BY KPN
January 04, 2014


Teknaf, Bangladesh: Twenty-nine
Rohingya were arrested at border areas and pushed back to Burma by Border Guard
Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday, Hasan, a local from Teknaf border town said.
 
“They were arrested from the
entry points of Teknaf town on January 2 and 3 by BGB after conducting an
operation.”
 
A BGB team of Nayapara out-post
under the Teknaf Battalion No. 42 conducted a drive at  border areas and arrested 8 Rohingyas
yesterday morning while entering the Bangladesh in illegal way. After arrest,
they were pushed back to Burma from the entry point of Nayapara yesterday at
about 11: 30 am, according to BGB official.
 
The team was led by a BGB
officer— Habil Dar Humayun of Nayapara out-posts.
 
Besides, on January 2, 2014, a
team of BGB of Dum Dum Meah out-posts also arrested 21 Rohingyas including 13
males, 5 women and 3 children from the entry point of Naitong Para while
entering Bangladesh crossing the Naff River by a row boat, BGB sources said.
 
However, they all were pushed
back to Burma the same entry point later. But, their relatives didn’t get
information about them, said a relative from Teknaf on condition of anonymity.
 
According to our correspondent,
Bangladesh-Burma border is tightened by the concerned authorities as the
political situation is not good in Bangladesh for upcoming election (on January
5).
 
So far, Rohingya people are
fleeing to neighboring countries— Bangladesh and Malaysia through Thailand because
of their difficulties of livelihood and security, said Hela (not real name)
from Maungdaw south.