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Eight Rohingyas held in Goalanda

Published: October 17, 2019 11:55:56 | Updated: October 21, 2019 14:22:22


Police arrested eight Rohingyas from Goalanda Bus Terminal area in Goalanda upazila of Rajbari on Thursday.

The arrestees are - Rashid Ullah, 25, Nure Kalema, 20, Minar Begum, 20, Zohura, 55, Khushnara Begum, 18, Rashida, 18, Kamal, 16, and Mirzafar, 18.

All of them came from the Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar.

Sub-inspector Mizanur Rahman said they had gotten on a Satkhira-bound bus of ‘Eagle Paribahan’ from Dhaka. They were forced to get down from the bus around 7:30am as none could understand their language.

Later, police detained the Rohingyas after interrogation.

The country is currently hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingyas. Most of them fled into Bangladesh from their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State after the military launched a brutal offensive targeting them in late August 2017.

 

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