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Bangladesh pushes back 95 Rohingyas

Updated: Nov 27, 2016 16:15 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov. 27 (ANI): At least 95 Rohingya Muslims including women and children have been pushed back from different border points of Teknaf by the Border Guard Bangladesh in Cox's Bazar district.

Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Abuzar Al-Zahid was quoted by the Dhaka Tribune, as saying that around 90 Rohingyas had boarded in six boats and were prevented from trespassing in the Naf River at midnight by the BGB.

The paper futher quoted Cox's Bazar 34 BGB Commander Imran Ullah Sarkar, as saying that five Rohingyas, including two children were earlier pushed back from the Ghundhum border of Ukhia in Teknaf upazila.

He also said BGBhas have developed a full-proof security system along on the border to prevent a Rohingya influx and the move has decreased trespassing remarkably.

Violence in Mynamar's Rakhine state has claimed the lives of at least 86 people and displaced 30,000 others.

Myanmar troops launched a crackdown in the Rakhine state in response to attacks on three border posts on October 9 that killed nine police officers, since then many Rohingya Muslims have tried to move into Bangladesh illegally.

Accusations by Rohingyas and rights groups of raping women, torching houses and killing civilians during their operations has been denied by Myanmar and the military.

Rohingyas are not recognised by Myanmar as its citizens and are called Bengali by them. (ANI)