Bangladesh: Nearly 20 boats have been damaged by Bangladeshi border guards on Thursday that were utilized to carry Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, reports said.
As per Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Islam, Rohingya Muslims were constraining on trafficking of the drug known as methamphetamine. “The boats are trying to carry passengers they are not supposed to,” it added.
Few refugees asserted that the Bangladeshi border guards also attacked and detained passengers who come ashore in Bangladesh’s southern area of Shah Porir Dwip ahead of damaging the boats.
Refugees including Ibrahim Holil and Farous Ahmad from Myanmar affirmed that they were hit in spite of there being nothing banned in their boats.
He added that, his sons who had taken part as crew on the boats were also detained. “People told me the border guards would shelter us in Bangladesh but yet they arrested them [my sons] and we had to spend the whole night sitting,” Ahmad asserted.
But, Islam refused to all these reports. He affirmed that the founders of these boat journeys were miusing Rohingyas by charging them. On the other hand, few passengers affirmed that they had submitted a lot of cash for the trip while others affirmed it was liberated.
Over 5 lakh Rohingyas have rushed to Bangladesh ever since August 25. As per United Nations, Several people lost their lives ever since Rohingya militants targeted 30 police spots an army base.