Rohingyas again attempting intrusion
[Bangla Daily Star] In the backdrop of fresh ethnic violence in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, Rohingyas have been trying anew to intrude into Bangladesh, reports BBC Bangla Service.
Quoting local sources, the BBC Bangla Service reported on Friday that nearly 3,000 Rohingya refugees boarding on around 50 boats have been waiting on sea to cross the bordering Naff river from Myanmar.
Local administrator said they ordered the law enforcers to beef up vigilance and resist intrusion.
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Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sources said they had been pushed back 52 Rohingya refugees during the last two days.
This is the second time in 2012 that a sectarian violence broke out in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, forcing the Rohingyas to flee the country.
At least 64 people were killed this week, officials said, in the first serious outburst of violence since June, when a state of emergency was declared in Rakhine.
The ethnic violence had broken out in the same state of Myanmar for the first time in June this year.
Shafique Mia, chairman of Teknaf upazila, said he has news that several boats with on board have been waiting on the sea.
“We have news that 50 to 60 boats are floating on the sea. If each boat carries 50 people, then there are 3,000 Rohingyas on those boats,” he said.
Lt Col Zahid Hasan, a BGB official of Cox’s Bazar, said they also have news that boats carrying Rohingyas were waiting on sea to intrude into Bangladesh.
He said the fishermen informed them that the Rohingyas were fleeing their home on boats as the violence-prone areas are island.
Mohammad Ruhul Amin, district administrator of Cox’s Bazar, said they had a meeting with officials concerned in the awake of the situation and decided to resist any kind of intrusion on the frontier.
The Bangladesh government earlier had decided not to allow any refugee from Myanmar and directed the administration and law enforcement agencies to beef up vigilance and resist intrusion.
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