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2,000 Rohingyas sent back to Myanmar after arrest in Cox’s Bazar

  • Published at 10:33 am September 4th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:47 am September 4th, 2017
2,000 Rohingyas sent back to Myanmar after arrest in Cox’s Bazar
Members of Coast Guard have arrested over 2000 Rohingyas from some houses at St Martin's island and sent them back to Myanmar. They were arrested Sunday night. Confirming the matter, Deputy Commissioner of the district Md Ali Hossain said: “The arrestees were sent back to Myanmar in trawlers.” Meanwhile, Coast Guard officials also seized nine boats in the drive conducted in Shah Porir Dwip area. Rohingyas, who have been sent back, included women, children and elderly people. In October last year, Rohingyas tried to intrude into Bangladesh in the same way after violent clashes broke out in Rakhine state. This year, thousands of Rohingyas have already started gathering at Bangladesh border as fresh fighting erupted in Rakhine state between militants and security forces.