Burma Times Correspondent: February 03, 2015
A series of attempts by Rohingyas to flee Burma have been repulsed by Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) from Tuesday at Tamru, Ukhia.
BGB 17 battalion under the command of Lt. Col Saiful Alam intercepted 36 Rohingyas altogether on Tuesday and Wednesday.
At around 8.30 pm on Thursday, 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.
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.