Teknaf, Bangladesh: The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained 99 Burmese nationals including women and children in two drives in Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar border areas and pushed back them to Burma on June 16, according to BGB official.
According to BGB sources, the law enforcers arrested the Burmese nationals while they were entering Bangladesh territory under Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district and Ghundum and Tumbro border points under Bandarban hill district.
The commanding officer of 42 Battalion Border Guards Bangladesh, Teknaf, Lt Col Zahid Hasan said, 67 Burmese nationals were detained during their illegal entry through Naf River at between 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm on June 16.
In another drive, Border Guard personnel arrested 32 Rohingyas including women and children while illegal entering by a wooden boat to Bangladesh at Sabrong union of Teknaf upazila.
Besides, the Rohingya – facing so many discriminations which may be danger for their lives- are trying to escape from their home land to neighboring Muslim country- Bangladesh- to save their lives, but always block to enter these people and pushed back always which may be danger for them when back to their home land, said a politician.
“There are Rohingya community cross every day for their health, escaping from arrest which authority falsely imposed to them.”