12 Rohingya Stranded in Indo-Bangla Border

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Twelve Rohingya Muslims who tried to enter into the Indian Territory from Bangladesh on Thursday through Futia village in Sipahijala district of Tripura are still stranded along the Indi-Bangla border in no-man’s land.

Speaking to reporters, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said that BSF jawans thwarted the attempt of at least 12 Rohingya Muslims including five children and five women to enter the Indian side.

The official said that the Rohingya Muslims are still stranded on the zero line. He said that a company commander-level flag meeting was held two days ago with Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) followed by a battalion commander-level meeting.

The BSF official further stated that during the meeting, the BSF produced many documents, including their identity cards which were seized during their attempt to enter India.

The BSF also seized biscuits and cold drinks from their possession which were manufactured in Bangladesh. The officials also said that during the past one year, over 250 Rohingya Muslims have been detained from different parts of the Northeast which share a 2,000 km long border with the neighbouring country.

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