27000 more Rohingyas at no-man’s land to enter BD

27000 more Rohingyas at no-man’s land to enter BD

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Dhaka, Oct 17 – Around 15,000 more Rohingyas who fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have gathered at the no-man’s land of Anjumanpara along the border in Ukhia Upazila of Cox’s Bazar to enter Bangladesh.
Another 12,000 Myanmar nationals have been staying at the no-man’s land of Tumburu border point, according to locals.Earlier on Monday night, some 20,000 Rohingyas crossed the border into Bangladesh and took shelter in Balukhali and Kutupalong camps.
An officer of Border Guard Bangladesh Battalion-34 said the camps have already been overcrowded and it is becoming more difficult to control the law and order.
Dil Mohammad, 55, a Rohingya who was staying at the no-man’s land said he along with his nine family members reached the border on Tuesday after walking on foot for at least eight days. “Myanmar army has created an artificial food scarcity so that we’re compelled to leave the country,” he said.
Abu Syed, 35, the resident of Bhuchidong Wasilapara in Rakhine State, said he came here with his eight family members.
“Myanmar force tried to give us cards in which they wanted us to write that we are Bangladeshi citizens. But we didn’t fill up the cards as we aren’t Bangladeshis and never were. Under the circumstances, it’s becoming more difficult for us to stay there,” he said.
Another Rohingya Mohammad Jakir, 48, of Bhudichong Potanong said Myanmar army was torching their houses and killing them indiscriminately.
Meanwhile, over 582,000 Rohingyas have so far fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 25. – UNB

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