More Rohingya arrested along the border

Teknaf, Bangladesh: More than 137 Rohingya, Burmese citizen had arrested along the border by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) since July 1, 2013, according to BGB official. “The Rohingyas were arrested from different parts and points of border after being conducted operation by the border forces.”

BGB arrested fifty-nine Rohingya from different areas of border in raided July 10 morning, said Dil Mohamed, a local from border.

“They were pushed back to Burma through the points where they entered to Bangladesh illegal.”

Lt. Col. Kalid Hassan commanding officer confirmed and said “BGB pushed back them to their homeland, Burma after providing food and medicine.”

However, the concerned authorities of Bangladesh arrested more than 427 Rohingya people along the Bangladesh-Burma border and sent them back to Burma in June 2013.

According to sources, Rohingya frequently try to enter the Bangladesh from Burma for shelter in a Muslim neighboring country because of persecutions and harassment by the Burmese security forces. The Rohingya have no rights to protect their life and their family, property in Burma. So they try to flee to Bangladesh to save their life.

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