42 Rohingyas pushed back

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 42-Rohingya from different points of Burma-Bangladesh border and pushed back to Burma on March 29, according to BGB official.  “42 Rohingyas were arrested from Burma-Bangladesh border points by BGB after being conducted operation while they were crossing border secretly.”

Among the arrestees, 24 males, 10 women including 8 children, they were arrested from the various points of border —Taungbro, Gumdum, Balukhali, Palongkhali– under the Cox’s Bazar district, according to an aide of BGB.

The arrestees are from Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships of Arakan State, Burma.

They crossed the border to take shelter in Bangladesh after crossing the Naff River because of acute of human rights violation against them in Arakan State. Despite pressure of international community, the Burmese pseudo- civilian government takes no heed and continues its plans and programs against the Rohingya community, a said a trader from Maungdaw Town preferring not to be named.

In Arakan State, Rohingyas are not being given permission to go from one place to another and are confined in their villages. They have no jobs, no money to support their family members. Now, they are starving.

Commanding Officer of BGB-42 Battalion in Teknaf Lt Col Jahid Hasan and Commanding officer of 17-Battalion in Cox’s Bazar Lt Col Mohammad Khalequzzaman confirmed that the law enforcing authority pushed back the arrested Rohingyas to Burma.


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