Bangladesh pushes back 48 more Rohingyas

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 5 : At least 48 Rohingyas were sent back by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) as they were trying to enter Bangladesh illegally.

Trespassing at different points of the Naf River was prevented by BGB personnel on Monday. Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Lt Col Abujar Al Zahid was quoted by Dhaka Tribune, as saying said that at least 48 Rohingyas boarded in four boats were sent back as they were trying to intrude into Bangladesh territory through three different points of the river.

Bangladesh has strengthened security along its border with Myanmar to prevent the entry of Rohingyas who are trying to cross into its territory illegally due to violence in the Rakhine state that has claimed the lives of at least 86 people and displaced 30,000 others.

Myanmar troops launched a crackdown in the Rakhine state in response to attacks on three border posts on October 9 that killed nine police officers, since then many Rohingya Muslims have tried to move into Bangladesh illegally.

Accusations by Rohingyas and rights groups of raping women, torching houses and killing civilians during their operations has been denied by Myanmar and the military.

Rohingyas are not recognised by Myanmar as its citizens and are called Bengali by them..

Source: ANI