Burma Times Correspondent: February 03, 2015
Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) pushed back 44 Rohingya refugees trying to enter Bangladesh territory on Saturday.
BGB 42 battalion intercepted nine Rohingyas at Chowdhury para, 23 refugees at Jadipura and 12 at different other points of the border.
At around 6.15 pm, the BGB team pushed them back into Burma.
Neighbouring Bangladesh has traditionally been the main entry point for Muslim refugees escaping persecution at home.
Rights activists say that Bangladesh is flouting international law by not accepting refugees who are escaping persecution.
Bangladesh says that because of population pressure, it cannot accept any more refugees from the neighbouring country.
Despite strict border controls, desperate Rohingya refugees enter Bangladesh almost every day especially during the winter season when the generally rough seas are a bit calmer.
At least 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to the neighbouring country following brutal persecution in Arakan where the present population is now estimated at a million.