May 20, 2013 | 07:19 AM (BD Time)
20 May, 2013 Monday
39 more Rohingyas pushed back
. UNB, Cox's Bazar
BGB members pushed back 39 more Rohingyas from Saint Martin Island early Friday. Thirty nine Rohingyas came to St. Martin three days back by crossing river route on boat.
Abdul Haque, acting chairman of St. Martin union parishad, said the Rohingyas were turned back at 5:30 am after providing them with necessary dry foods. They could not be pushed back due to bad weather at the time of their arrival here, said Haque. In another drive, BGB held another 13 Rohingyas from Shahpur Dwip at about 2:30am yesterday.
The Rohingyas, who are now under the custody of BGB, will also be sent back to their country later, said BGB sources. Meanwhile, activities at Teknaf Port remained suspended since Friday (June 8) due to ethnic riot in Myanmar.
Besides, transit boat service carrying passengers between Myanmar and Bangladesh through Naaf River came to a halt since Friday due to unrest in Myanmar.
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