57 Rohingya pushed back to Burma

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) pushed backed 57 Rohingya to Burma yesterday, said a local elder from border area- Ukiya.
“They were arrested from different border points of Ukhiya-Teknaf area in Cox’s Bazar district on Saturday morning and Friday evening by BGB after being conducted operation.”

A BGB team of Gumdum and Taungbro out-post conducted a drive in border area and arrested 18 Rohingyas on Friday evening and arrested 10 Rohingyas on Saturday along with children, male and female who came to Bangladesh crossing the border on foot, according to Lt. Col. Md. Khalekuzzaman PSC from BGB Battalion 17 in Cox’s Bazar

According to BGB sources, the BGB members of Whykong arrested 26 Rohingyas at Whykong check -post by checking different vehicles in Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar highway on Friday evening and three were arrested on Saturday noon from Whykong border point.

The Rohingya – an ethnic group of Burma- crossed the Burma-Bangladesh border by row boat and on foot, going to Ukhiya and Cox’s Bazar, according to Lt Col Jahid Hasan of Teknaf Battalion No. 42.

However, all arrested Rohingyas were pushed back to Burma from Bangladesh later, said an aide of BGB.

According to different sources, Rohingyas are trying again to cross Burma-Bangladesh border to take shelter in Bangladesh as they are facing arbitrary arrest since February 10, in Maungdaw north after killing a Rakhine by unknown persons.

Recently, some Rohingyas were killed under the custody of Burma border security force which was hiding by security force, according to relative of victims.

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