Local administration says persons are Rohingya refugees and the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) is trying to push them into Bangladesh
The 31 persons, purpertedly Rohingya refugees who were brought to the Bangladesh-India border along Brahmanbaria’s Kasba upazila on Friday, remained at the no-man’s land on Saturday amid heightened tensions.
Local administration says persons are Rohingya refugees and the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) is trying to push them into Bangladesh. Kasba upazilla’s Gopinathpur Union Parishad Chairman SM Manna Jahangir said BSF had been trying to push the Rohingyas in since Friday night through the Kajiatali border.
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Border guards and villagers at the border remain vigilant to prevent their entry, he said.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has increased patrols along the border where the 31 persons are currently waiting under the open sky.
Asked about the matter, 25 BGB Battalion Deputy Commander Major Md Shafik said BGB is operating under the assumption that the persons present in the no-man’s land are Indian nationals.
“We may be able to know for certain who they are after we hold a flag meeting with our counterparts,” he said.
The locality is tense on this side of the Indian border pillar 2029/3/S as BSF and BGB have taken position on both sides with the refugees in the middle.