Twenty-nine Rohingya pushed-back to Burma

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.

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