Burma Times Correspondent: February 16, 2015
Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) pushed back 69 Rohingya refugees trying to enter Bangladesh territory on Friday and Saturday.
BGB 17 battalion intercepted 69 Rohingyas at Taimru and Gundum.
At around 8.30 – 9 pm, the BGB team pushed them back from different points.
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 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to the neighbouring country following brutal persecution in Arakan where the present population is now estimated at a million.