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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 12:37

Rohingya fearing repatriation flee India for Bangladesh

Dozens of Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh from India, days after New Delhi deported five members of Myanmar’s minority Muslim community amid concerns from rights groups, officials said.

The UN Refugee Agency had regretted India’s decision to deport a second group of Rohingya.

“This is the second such incident since October 2018, when India returned seven Rohingya to Rakhine State in Myanmar, where conditions are not conducive for return,” it had said on Jan. 4.

Abul Khayer, in-charge of Ukhiya police station, said they received 48 Rohingya people, including women and children, last week and that they were transferred to refugee camp authorities in Cox’s Bazar.

Md Abul Kalam, head of Bangladesh's Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission (RRRC) said that they have information of “fresh influx” of Rohingya, who have arrived from India.

He said the high-ups of the commission are in Cox’s Bazar to look into the fresh developments.

A local media outlet, reported that at least 468 Rohingya have crossed the Indian border to enter Bangladesh over the last 10 days.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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