Despite UN call Dhaka sticks to Rohingya 'push-back'

Despite UN call Dhaka sticks to Rohingya ‘push-back’


Cox’s Bazar – Members Coast Guard of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sent back some 130 Rohingyas, including women and children, to Myanmar while they were trying to enter into Bangladesh territory through the Naf River in Teknaf upazila on Friday night, UNB news agency reported. Some 125 Rohingyas, riding on seven boats, were trying to cross the Naf River to enter Bangladesh territory illegally through Sabrang area around 11pm on Friday, said Lieutenant Nafiur Rahman, Teknaf Station Commander of Coast Guard.
Later, the Coast Guard members resisted them and sent them back to their country, Nafiur added.
BGB members foiled another attempt of five Rohingyas to enter Bangladesh area crossing the Naf River on the same night.
BGB and Coast Guard increased surveillance in the Bangladesh-Myanmar boarder area following the recent influx of Rohingyas fleeing persecution in their homeland in Rakhine province of Myanmar.


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