Cox's Bazar, January 1
54 Burmese Muslims arrested while illegally entering Bangladesh
54 Burmese Muslims were arrested by the
Rifle (BDR) in a border town of
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
Bazaar District, to enter
The group came from
names and addresses were not disclosed in the paper.
position throughout the Burma-Bangladesh border in
order to prevent Burmese Muslims from entering
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
broke out in
from Cox's Bazaar.
There was not confirmation as to whether the arrestees
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
teacher from Cox's Bazaar.#