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    Twelve Rohingya refugees apprehended in September: BSF
    Indrani Bagchi | TNN | Oct 1, 2017, 20:02 IST
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    • BSF said that in the past two years, only about 200 Rohingya refugees have made it into India
    • “We have increased number of patrols and sometimes even hire boats so that we can cover the rivers/nullah gaps in the border,” BSF official said
    • India is planning small development projects for Myanmar's Rakhine state
    [​IMG]While the possibility of a spillover of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar via Bangladesh is "very real" the actua... Read More
    NEW DELHI: Indian border forces have apprehended only 12 Rohingya refugees in the past month who infiltrated into India via Bangladesh, at a time when almost 4 lakh refugees fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Speaking to a select group of journalists this week KK Sharma, director-general Border Security Force, said.

    While the possibility of a spillover of refugees from Myanmar via Bangladesh is "very real" the actual figures of those crossing into India are less than alarming, attributing it to greater vigilance on the border.

    Revealing figures at variance with popular perception, Sharma added that in the past two years, only about 200 Rohingya refugees have made it into India. Questioned about the figure of 40,000 often bandied about, Sharma said these refugees have been trickling in for over a decade — since the waves of violence and Rohingya exodus has been happening in fits and starts dating back to 1982 when they were first denied citizenship by the Myanmar government.

    Meanwhile, the Indian government has given a draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) to the Myanmar government for a development programme for the troubled Rakhine state. This was agreed during the prime minister's visit there last month, and the draft is currently being studied by the Myanmar government. In addition, India is fast-tracking planning for a few of the small development projects identified for Rakhine as well.

    Stressing that Indian border forces do not distinguish between Rohingya and Bangladeshis, who have been coming in for years as well, Sharma said, "Our policy is stopping any kind of illegal immigration. If we spot them, we stop them. We have identified vulnerable border outposts where crossings happen and strengthen them. We have also deployed gadgets like hand-held thermal imagers to these border outposts to identify stealthy movement of people."

    Most of the crossings, he said are attempted through southern Bengal, where a part of the border goes through riverine areas. "We have increased number of patrols and sometimes even hire boats so that we can cover the rivers/nullah gaps in the border."



    There has been a huge outcry in India over Rohingya crisis, leading to the popular belief that just as they are crowding into Bangladesh, they are also crossing over to India in droves. Sharma asserted there was little possibility of the Rohingya entering India through other states, particularly because India and Myanmar's Rakhine state are not contiguous.

    However, there is a real possibility of the radicalised Rohingya, which, in part is fuelling popular fears. Sharma admitted they had identified a Rohingya militant in Kashmir, some militant informers are also Rohingya, he added, including those who identify with ISIS.
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    Shoot the bcmc . They have murdered thousands of our hindu brothers , sisters , grand parents and even children . They are without mercy .This is because their psychopathic cult dictates it . They ca... Read MoreMahendra Pankhania

    Modi's visit to Myanmar came in the midst of the outcry against the Aung San Suu Kyi government for the violence against the Rohingya who were fleeing into Bangladesh, creating a humanitarian crisis there. Although India modified its earlier stance of looking at the Rohingya issue purely from the point of view of the Myanmar authorities, a mostly counter-terrorism lens, India has quietly supported Myanmarese action against the extremist elements.

    India has committed to helping Bangladesh cope with the huge influx, sending 7,000 tons of relief material to the refugee camps. In addition, New Delhi and Dhaka have reportedly stepped up cooperation to identify extremists and radicalised people within the refugee population.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ded-in-september-bsf/articleshow/60902502.cms
     
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    BSF uses local intel, language skills to check Rohingya influx on border
    Terming the Rohingya refugees as "illegal" immigrants, the government on September 18 told the SC that some of them were part of a "sinister" design of Pakistan's ISI and terror groups such as the ISIS, and will pose a "serious" national security threat.

    By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:September 24, 2017 10:14 am
    [​IMG] BSF jawans adept in Bengali language are used for questioning Rohingya. (Representational Image)
    The BSF has enhanced patrolling along 22 sensitive and vulnerable spots in West Bengal and is using local language skills as well as intel to check the influx of Rohingya into the country. In most cases, the Rohingyas try to pass themselves off as Bangladeshis if they are apprehended by the BSF, officials said.

    To counter this, jawans adept in Bengali language are used for questioning.

    “If a person crossing the border illegally is apprehended, he is questioned by the jawans. And although Rohingyas try to identify themselves as Bangladeshis, in most of the cases their accent of Bengali betrays them. The accent of Bangladeshis and Rohingyas are a bit different,” said a senior BSF official.

    A detailed questioning reveals their identity.

    The 22 spots are spread across North 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, and Krishnanagar districts. “These spots were there but after this issue of Rohingya came up, we have reviewed those sensitive spots from where both Bangladeshis and Rohingyas can cross. We have increased our vigil and are using local skills to identify them,” PSR Anajaneyulu, IG, BSF (South Bengal), told PTI.

    According to BSF sources in South Bengal frontier, patrolling in those areas has been enhanced and the ground level forces with boosted jawans who are adept in Bengali language. As many as 175 Rohingyas have been apprehended by the BSF out of which seven were in 2017, BSF officials said. The BSF is also enhancing its local source base and working with different central agencies to track the movement and identify Rohingyas.



    Of the 4,096-km-long Indo-Bangladesh border, 2,216.7 km is in West Bengal.

    Terming the Rohingya refugees as “illegal” immigrants, the government on September 18 told the Supreme Court that some of them were part of a “sinister” design of Pakistan’s ISI and terror groups such as the ISIS, whose presence in the country will pose a “serious” national security threat. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, described by the UN as the most persecuted minority in the world, fled their homes in Rakhine state in Myanmar recently to escape a military crackdown.
    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...uage-skills-to-check-rohingya-influx-4858516/
     
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    Any Bangladeshi can easily get into India by paying few rupees....BSF has many corrupt people
     
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    BSF pushes back 4 Rohingya from Tripura
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    New Delhi , September 26, 2017 21:54 IST
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    17 illegal migrants caught and handed over to police; 75 vulnerable locations have been identified on a 21-km stretch in the State
    The Border Security Force (BSF) recently pushed back four Rohingya Muslims who were trying to cross over an unfenced stretch on the Bangladesh border in Tripura.

    This is the first instance of Rohingya being pushed back since the Home Ministry circular on August 19 to identify and deport them.

    An official said the BSF had identified 75 vulnerable locations on a 21-km stretch in Tripura.

    NHRC opposition

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has opposed the government’s move to deport and push back the Rohingya and sought a report from the Ministry.

    The Hindu reported on September 15 that Assam and Manipur had asked the State police and the BSF to push back any Rohingya attempting to enter the country.

    “This year, 17 Rohingya Muslims were caught along the Tripura and Assam border. They were handed over to the police and action is being taken against them,” said a BSF official on condition of anonymity.

    Asked how they identified the Rohingya, he said, “The Bengali dialect they speak is different from that spoken in India and Bangladesh. It is not difficult to identify them. They could have travelled from the Cox Bazar area [a large number of Rohingya has taken shelter here] in Bangladesh all the way to the Tripura border.”



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    Centre’s affidavit

    In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on September 18, the Union government said Rohingya were a threat to national security and “some of the unauthorised Rohingya immigrants had linkages with Pakistan-based terror organisations.” There was an organised influx of “illegal” immigrants from Mynamar through agents and touts facilitating illegal immigration of Rohingya into India via Benapole-Haridaspur (West Bengal), Hili (West Bengal), Sonamora (Tripura), Kolkata and Guwahat, it said.

    The first four points are authorised immigration checkpoints and manned by Customs, immigration and BSF officials.

    Asked to clarify if Rohingya were using authorised immigration checkpoints to enter India, a Home Ministry spokesperson said “illegal immigrants avoided the legal routes”.

    “Such illegal immigration takes place surreptitiously through different possible entry points,” the spokesperson said.

    In June, the Home Ministry constituted yet another committee to examine various methods to curb the misuse of free movement along the Myanmar border, a friendly country, with which it shares unfenced borders and unhindered movement of people across the border.

    The committee, headed by Rina Mitra, Special Secretary, Internal Security, visited the border areas last week.
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    How do Kashmiri muslims successfully keep out Hindu migrants ? They do not even have BSF or government. We should use our Gau Rakshaks, Bajrang dals, ABVPS etc. These orgs are not bound by Supreme court and rules.

    The Only Kashmiri Pandit Family That Returned To Valley Under Rehabilitation Scheme Alleges Attack
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    BSF using chilli sprays, stun grenades to stop Rohingya Muslims from entering India
    Densely populated Bangladesh is struggling to shelter all the Rohingya refugees desperate for space to set up shacks after fleeing from Myanmar, sparking worries in India that the influx could spill into its territory.
    india Updated: Sep 23, 2017 21:11 IST
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    A Rohingya Muslim boy, Mohammad Arafat, carries his belongings and walks with his father Zahoor Hussain as they arrive at Taiy Khali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, September 21, 2017. (AP Photo)


    India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using “chilli and stun grenades” to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

    Border forces, which wants to deport around 40,000 Rohingya already living in the country, citing security risks, have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any infiltration attempts.

    “We don’t want to cause any serious injury or arrest them, but we won’t tolerate Rohingya on Indian soil,” said a senior official with the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi.

    “We’re using grenades containing chilli spray to stop hundreds of Rohingyas trying to enter India ... the situation is tense,” added the official, who declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak to media.


    More than 420,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when a coordinated attack by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security forces triggered a counteroffensive, killing at least 400 people, mainly militants. The United Nations has called the assault a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

    Densely populated Bangladesh is struggling to shelter all the refugees desperate for space to set up shacks, sparking worries in India that the influx could spill into its territory.

    R.P.S. Jaswal, a deputy inspector general of the BSF patrolling a large part of the border in eastern state of West Bengal, said his troops were told to use both chilli grenades and stun grenades to push back the Rohingya.

    A chilli grenade makes use of a naturally-occurring compound in chilli powder to cause severe irritation and temporarily immobilise its target.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is growing increasingly hostile towards the Rohingya in India, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh calling on Thursday for their deportation as illegal migrants.

    Seeking to get legal clearance for the deportation plan, the home ministry told the Supreme Court this week it would confidentially provide it with intelligence information showing Rohingya links with Pakistan-based militants.



    Most of the peace-loving refugees had no link to criminal activity, two Rohingya men protesting against the deportation move told India’s top court on Friday.

    An official of India’s federal investigations agency said it was seeking help from Muslim religious leaders to step up surveillance of the Rohingya.

    Police have arrested a suspected al Qaeda member they believe was trying to recruit Rohingya in the country to fight security forces in Myanmar. More than 270 Rohingya have been in Indian jails since 2014.

    “Our investigations have revealed that Al Qaeda wants to use India and Bangladesh as their base to start a religious war against Myanmar,” said New Delhi police official Pramod Singh Khuswah. “Clearly they are a threat to our security.”

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...ering-india/story-YOz5G4csWLqYEfIjxdUcxO.html
     
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    West Bengal Child Rights Commission oppose deportation of Rohingya children in Supreme Court 
    West Bengal child rights commission moved the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Centre’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims
    india Updated: Sep 21, 2017 22:44 IST
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    Muslim activists hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against the government of Myanmar over the treatment of Rohingya Muslims who have been forced to flee to Bangaldesh, in New Delhi on September 21, 2017. (AFP)


    West Bengal child rights commission moved the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Centre’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims who are staying in the country to Myanmar.

    West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR), in its plea before the top court, said, in the state of West Bengal there are 24 Rohingya children in Shelter home and 20 children residing in correctional homes with their mothers and they are less than 6 years of age. They have travelled by road from Myanmar through Bangladesh to India and taken shelter here and the Supreme Court needs to intervene against their arbitrary deportation back to Myanmar .

    The petition adds , the proposed deportation of the children is against the constitution of indian and the principle of Non-refoulment , which prohibits sending back refugees to the country where they will face persecution.

    The petition also challenges Central government notification asking for identification and deportation of all Rohingyas living in India to Myanmar. Rohingyas are being “systematically tortured and killed”, the child rights panel said adding that even the United Nations has described them as the “most persecuted community in the world”.



    The Supreme Court is already seized of a public interest petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees challenging Indian government’s decision to deport an estimated 40,000 people of the community who fled alleged persecution in Myanmar. While the hearing on their plea is scheduled on October 3, it is unclear when the child rights panel’s petition will come up for hearing before the top court.

    Earlier this week, the centre had told the top court that many Rohingya refugees have links with the Islamic State and Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, posing a “serious security threat” to India.

    The government also said if allowed to stay, the Rohingya refugees would exhaust natural resources meant for Indians that could culminate in hostility towards them and lead to social tension and law and order problems.

    It said the plan to deport Rohingya refugees was a policy decision and the court should desist from interfering.

    Former RSS ideologue and Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan leader KN Govindacharaya had also moved the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the pending petition on Rohingyas. He has opposed the plea of two Rohingya refugees saying they are a burden on country’s resources and pose serious threat to national security.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...preme-court/story-oseFASq9vinxbjSL19WUjI.html
     
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    'Possibility of spillover of Rohingyas into India is very real': BSF chief
    By Rekha Dixit | September 27, 2017
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    For all the hype and hoopla about fear of Rohingya refugees entering through the porous Bangladesh border into India, the Director General of Border Security Force, K K Sharma, had some astonishing figures to reveal today.

    Speaking to a tight knot of journalists in New Delhi, Sharma said that, in the last one month, during the latest exodus from Rakhine district, around four lakh Rohingyas had entered Bangladesh. But only around 12 were caught trying to enter into the Indian side. He added that in the last two years, 200 were caught trying to enter India illegally and were sent back.

    Sharma said that the BSF had stepped up vigil, mainly along the Bangladesh border, the route through which Rohingyas enter India. There are routes through the north eastern states too, but for several reasons, those are not the preferred ones. The Rakhine district is close to south Bangladesh, through which it is easy to enter India from the southern part of West Bengal. “Earlier, we did not distinguish between Bangladeshi and Rohingyas, our policy is to stop any illegal crossing across the border. It is not very easy because they have a similar ethnicity, but now we are more vigilant, because the possibility of spillover of these refugees into India is very real.” He said that those caught and sent back in the past two years were identified as Rohingyas only later, once they were being sent back to the Bangladeshi authorities.

    The BSF has identified “vulnerable border outposts of crossing and strengthened vigil there with deploying additional men,” said Sharma, adding that gadgets like hand held thermal imaging sensors are being used. He said that the Bangladesh border is very porous in West Bengal because it is criss-crossed with riverine system and nullahs, and these were now being monitored more vigilantly.

    Around 40,000 Rohingyas have entered India over the past few decades, the most recent influx being in 2012. Sharma said that during a recent encounter in Kashmir, one of the militants was identified as Myanmarese. “There are other incidents too, of Rohingyas acting as informers. We also have information that the Islamic State is making inroads into Rohingyas,'' he said.
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    Rohingya crisis: India seals maritime borders
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    India has sealed its maritime boundary to prevent Rohingya refugees from entering into the country.

    Indian navy and coastguards sealed the maritime border on Tuesday, following a warning issued by the intelligence agencies.

    The agencies warned that the Rohingya refugees who are fleeing the conflict in Myanmar would try to sneak into Indian territory using sea routes, reports the India Today.

    Wishing anonymity, a senior government source said: “Maritime surveillance aircraft including Dorniers, hovercraft and patrolling ships of the border guarding forces have been activated in the entire region to prevent the influx of

    Rohingya, who are seen as a major threat to national security by the Centre.”

    The spy agencies also fear that the Rohingya would try to reach Bengal in view of the pro-Rohingya stand taken by the state government under Mamata Banerjee.

    Besides, International traffickers are also getting involved in the racket and occupying uninhabited islands in Andaman and Nicobar.

    On Monday, the Indian government told the country’s top court that the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of the refugees.

    While talking to media, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said the decision to let Rohingya refugees stay in India or not is in the executive’s domain and the latter will take an appropriate decision.

    “We will handle on the basis of national security and deal in appropriate manner,” he said.

    Dismissing those challenging the secular credentials of the government in insisting on deporting Rohingya refugees, Madhav said there was nothing communal about the decision.

    Bangladesh struggles with more than 410,000 Rohingya who have flooded across the border since August 25 when the military in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim group.

    Currently 40,000 Rohingya have taken refuge in India after facing persecution back home. The Indian government has told the Supreme Court the refugees will have to go back, due to links with terror outfits like Islamic State.

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    Additional BSF men on vigil after Rohingya influx threat
    [​IMG]By By Our Reporter On Oct 4, 2017
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    SHILLONG: Security has been beefed up along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya in the wake of a large number of Rohingya refugees migrating from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
    An official from the Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday said additional manpower from the headquarters was being deployed along international border with Bangladesh in Meghalaya. The state shares a 443-km porous border with Bangladesh.
    According to Border Security Force sources, the probability of Rohingya refugees crossing over to Meghalaya through the border was very less.
    However, the paramilitary force, which is guarding the border, is not taking things lightly. Official sources said that BSF has strengthened its vigil since Meghalaya also shares a long border with Assam.
    According to media reports, some 400,000 Rohingyas had taken refuge in Bangladesh over the past two decades and their number has almost doubled since the Myanmar Army launched a crackdown in Rakhine following militant attacks on police posts and an army base on August 25.
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    India struggles to rein in border flows of cattle and Rohingya
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    FILE PHOTO: An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier guards captured cattle from the unfenced India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal, India, June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File Photo
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Stopping Rohingya refugees from crossing India’s porous eastern border with Bangladesh is straining the resources of guards battling to halt a flow of smuggled cattle in the opposite direction, security officials say.

    More than half a million Muslim Rohingya, a stateless ethnic minority, have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence erupted on Aug. 25, but it is not clear how many then sought to travel on to India.

    Last month India ordered its border guards to use “rude and crude” methods, such as “chilli and stun grenades”, to block their entry.

    But that directive clashes with another task India’s Hindu nationalist government has set its border guards - to keep cows, seen by many Hindus as sacred, from being smuggled into Bangladesh for slaughter, in a trade worth $600 million (£453.5 million) a year.

    “It’s hard to stop cows and human beings at the same time,” a senior official of India’s Border Security Force (BSF), which has about 30,000 troops patrolling the frontier with Bangladesh, said in New Delhi, the capital.

    “The collective duty to seize cattle and push Rohingyas is having a negative impact on the morale of our troops,” added the official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

    “We have conveyed this message to the top government officials.”

    He was one of four senior officials who told Reuters that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government must decide which task should get priority.

    An official of the Indian home ministry told Reuters the authorities were working to tackle the concerns of the border guards, who have been successful in blocking entry of the Rohingya.

    India wants to deport about 40,000 Rohingya refugees who arrived in previous years, calling them a threat to national security, despite an outcry from rights groups.

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    Since the violence in Myanmar, there has been a sudden rise in the number of cattle coming from India, said traders in Bangladesh, which considers the border trade legal.

    “There are fewer obstacles to getting cattle from India right now,” said Rabiul Alam, secretary of the Bangladesh Meat Traders’ Association, which has about 1,000 members.

    In July, India’s top court suspended a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, giving a boost to its meat and leather industries, worth more than $16 billion in annual sales, and run mostly by members of the Muslim minority.

    The slaughter of cows was already banned in most parts of India, but Hindu hardliners and cow vigilante groups have been increasingly asserting themselves since Modi’s government came to power in 2014.

    Stopping the cattle smugglers is not easy.

    At least 400 border guards have been injured and six killed in such operations since 2015, BSF figures show.

    The guards often have to wade through fields and ponds, wielding bamboo sticks and ropes to deter smugglers and round up the cattle.

    “Injuries to guards is almost a routine affair now,” said R. P. Singh, a BSF official in West Bengal state, which shares a 2,216-km (1,375-mile) border with Bangladesh.

    Additional reporting by Subrata Nagchoudhury in KOLKATA and Ruma Paul in DHAKA; Editing by Tommy Wilkes and Clarence Fernandez
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    BSF shoots Bangladeshi dead along Bhurungamari border in Kurigram
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    Published: 2017-10-05 00:17:36.0 BdST Updated: 2017-10-05 00:17:36.0 BdST


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    The Border Security Force or BSF of India has shot dead a Bangladeshi man at Baldia border of Bhurungamari Upazila in Kurigram.


    The BSF shot Jahangir Hossain, 32, from Monglarkuti village when he was fishing in the Torsha river along the border on Wednesday afternoon, Border Guard Bangladesh Kurhigram-45 Commander Lt Col Aual Uddin Ahmed told bdnews24.com.

    The BGB official said locals rescued Jahangir with bullet wounds around 5:30pm and took him to Bhurungamari Hospital where the doctor declared him dead.

    Lt Col Ahmed said he was staying the area to know about the situation and strengthened patrol along the border.

    Bhurungamari Health Officer Subhash Chandra Roy said Jahangir died before he was brought to the hospital.

    Roy said Jahangir received bullet injuries in his chest and left hand.

    Locals said a BSF patrol of Laxmimari Rostam Camp on the other side of the border opened fire on Jahangir when he went fishing in the river.
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    How trafficking of Rohingyas are taking place near Indo-Bangladesh border
    Written By: Oneindia Staff Writer
    Published: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:20 [IST]
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    Agartala, Oct 5: At a time when the Northeast region of India is on high alert over fears of Rohingyas from Myanmar entering its soil, emergence of evidence of trafficking of Rohingya refugees near the Indo-Bangladesh border has rattled the administration of the northeastern states sharing their borders with Bangladesh.

    A police official from Tripura said on Tuesday that three persons have been arrested from a village near the Indo-Bangladesh border in connection with "trafficking" of Rohingyas.

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    Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of Assam and Tripura Police and BSF personnel raided the Nabadwip Chandra Nagar village on Monday evening and arrested Suman Chowdhury (35), Faruk Chowdhury (32) and Sahajahan Choudhury (38), SP, Sipahijala district in Tripura, Sudipta Das, told reporters.

    "On the basis of inputs of the Rohingya refugees, the Assam Police with help from the Tripura Police and the BSF arrested the three persons involved in trafficking," Das said.

    He said six Rohingyas were arrested on August 19 at Karimganj in Assam, and during interrogation, they confessed to have migrated from Myanmars Rakhine state, and were staying in Bangladesh as refugees.

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    "They entered India with the help of a trafficking racket by using the sensitive corridor at Nabawip Chandra Nagar," Das said.

    The entire Northeast region shares more than 4,500 km of border with Bangladesh, China, Myanmar and Bhutan. The states of Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh share 1,643 km border with Myanmar. Hardly, the Indo-Myanmar border areas are being fenced or well-guarded.

    Moreover, India also has a porous border with Bangladesh, where most of the Rohingyas are currently fleeing to from their homeland. India also fears that Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh might enter the Northeast region through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border.

    Thus at a time when reports stated that more than 5 lakh Rohingyas have left Myanmar after violence erupted in Rakhine state since August 25, the Centre had alerted the state governments in the region to beef up security to stop any infiltration from both the Myanmar and Bangladesh sides.

    The Narendra Modi government in its affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court recently stated that the "illegal Rohingya immigrants" pose "security threat" and need to be deported soon. According to an estimate around 40,000 Rohingyas are currently staying in various parts of the country.

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    Press Trust of India | Sonamura (Tripura) Last Updated at October 3, 2017 17:50 IST

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    Three persons have been arrested from a village near the Indo-Bangla border in connection with "trafficking" of Rohingyas, a police official said today.

    Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of Assam and Tripura Police and BSF personnel raided the Nabadwip Chandra Nagar village last night and arrested Suman Chowdhury (35), Faruk Chowdhury (32) and Sahajahan Choudhury (38), SP, Sipahijala district, Sudipta Das told reporters.



    "On the basis of inputs of the Rohingya refugees, the Assam Police with help from Tripura Police and BSF arrested the three persons involved in trafficking," Das said.

    He said six Rohingyas were arrested on August 19 at Karimganj in Assam, and during interrogation, they confessed to have migrated from Myanmar's Rakhine state, and were staying in Bangladesh as refugees.

    "They entered India with the help of a trafficking racket by using the sensitive corridor at Nabawip Chandra Nagar," Das said.
    (Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


    First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 17:42 IST
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