Burma Times Correspondent: February 25, 2015
Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) pushed back 57 Rohingya refugees trying to enter Bangladesh territory from different points at Balukhali, Gundum and Taimru.
BGB 17 battalion under the command of Lt. Col Saiful Alam intercepted the 57 Rohingyas between 4 to 5 pm as they entered Bangladesh territory on Sunday.
At around 8.40 pm, the BGB team pushed them back into Burma.
Muslim refugees not welcome in BD
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.
At least half a million have fled to the neighbouring country following brutal persecution in Arakan where the present population is now estimated at a million.