18 Rohingya pushed back to Burma

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Eighteen Rohingya were arrested and pushed back to Burma by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on February 27, morning, Korim, a local from Teknaf said.
“They were arrested from the Bangladesh-Burma border while entering the Bangladesh by illegal way.”

According to locals, Rohingya people come to Bangladesh from Arakan State, Burma to save their lives as they have no security – lives, education, movement, health, foodstuff, livestock, marriage, ban for registration of new babies and security in Burma. The Burmese government harasses and tights restriction for all sorts against the Rohingya community.

The locals also said that most of Rohingya people are not able to work for their survival.

Lt. Col. Khondakar Siaful Alam of Cox’ Bazar Battalion No. 17 said that they were sent back to Burma again on February 27, after being investigated by BGB.

According to local newspaper in border areas of Bangladesh, more than 700 Rohingya people were arrested from Bangladesh-Burma border and pushed back to Burma by BGB within the month of February 2015.

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