More than 510 Rohingya pushed back to Burma

Teknaf, Bangladesh: More than 510 Rohingyas were arrested and pushed back to Burma by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) within April 2015, according to BGB official. “They were arrested from different entry points of Bangladesh-Burma border by BGB after being conducted operation when they crossed border illegally.”

Mostly Rohingya crossed the border through the entry points of Shapuridip, Noapara, Teknaf Zalia Para, Naitaung Para, Dumdum Meah, Nilla, Whykong and others, said a BGB officer.

When asked a local, Hamid Hussin said, “Rohingyas came to Bangladesh from Burma for medical treatment, visiting the refugee camps and some others came to find jobs in Bangladesh.”

Hamid also said it is very difficult to survive for the Rohingya community in Arakan State, Burma, for movement restriction, jobless, arbitrary harassment, and lack of proper treatment and education.

Besides, the concerned authorities of Bangladesh conducted various raided along the border areas and seized Yaba tablets and others drugs worth taka 165,859,318 which were smuggled to Bangladesh from Burma by smugglers within the last month of April, according to BGB sources of Teknaf Battalion No. 42.

However, the members of BGB have been giving tight security along the border areas to prevent illegal entry of Rohingyas, Yaba tablets and other drugs which comes to Bangladesh from Burma, official sources more added.

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