Narinjara News


Cox's Bazar, January 1


54 Burmese Muslims arrested while illegally entering Bangladesh

54 Burmese Muslims were arrested by the Bangladesh

Rifle (BDR) in a border town of Bangladesh on Tuesday,

said a report in Cox's Bazaar Base’s Bangle newspaper,

The Daily Ajker Desh Bidesh, on 28 January.


According to local sources, BDR arrested the 54 while

they were trying to cross a border pass near the Marit

Tha BDR outpost, under the Okia Township of the Cox's

Bazaar District, to enter Bangladesh.


The group came from Arakan State, Burma but their

names and addresses were not disclosed in the paper.


The Bangladesh border security force is in high alert

position throughout the Burma-Bangladesh border in

order to prevent Burmese Muslims from entering



Bangladesh Communication Minister, Salah Uddin Ahmed,

ordered the concerned authority to prevent the entry

of Burmese Muslims at a  meeting of the  Cox's Baazar

District Law and Order Committee that was held last



Bangladeshi authorities has received information that

many in the Muslim  community are preparing to leave

for Bangladesh since a religious riot that recently

broke out in Arakan State, said an  official

from Cox's Bazaar.


There was not confirmation as to whether the arrestees

were entering Bangladesh for business purposes or

because of the religious riot.


It is possible that the Muslims came to Banagladesh

for fear of the  riot that recently broke out in the

Kyauk Pru Township in Arakan state, said a religious

teacher from Cox's Bazaar.#