Teknaf, Bangladesh: The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested and pushed back more than 400 Rohingyas to Burma from November 1 to 29, according to BGB officials.
60 peoples with six boats on the Naf River were stopped and sent back while trying to enter Bangladeshi waters on Nov 27, according to Maj Abu Rasel Siddiqui, BGB 2 Battalion, Teknaf.
Five Rohingyas including two minors were arrested and sent back on November 27, while crossing the border at Balukhali under Ukhiya Upazila and Ghumdhum under Bandarban, said Lt. Col. Imran Ullah Sarkar, BGB 34 Battalion Chief, Cox’s Bazar.
Hundreds of Rohingyas are trying to cross the border into Bangladesh amid increasing violence and brutal crackdown against the Rohingya people by the Burmese military and Border Guard Police.
According to local people, some Rohingyas entered the Bangladesh from Burma without knowledge of concerned authorities of Bangladesh and took shelters in localities and refugee camps. They are not getting any help from any quarter and struggling with their lives in border.
More women and children arrived in Bangladesh. Of them, most of their husbands were killed or arrested, houses were burnt down, or missing in crackdown by the Burmese military and border security forces. But also, some women and teenaged girls were found among the new arrival refugees that they were raped by the military and Border Guard Police, the locals more said.
However, some children died for lack of hunger, cold and lack of treatment in the camps, Kolim Ullah, a refugee said.