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BGB, BGP start joint patrols in the Naf river

  • Published at 05:51 pm March 6th, 2018
  • Last updated at 05:55 pm March 6th, 2018
BGB, BGP start joint patrols in the Naf river
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar have started joint patrolling in the Naf river. The border forces of the two neighbours conducted a patrol in the river on Tuesday from 11am to 5pm. Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, BGB 2 Commanding Officer Lt Col Asaduzzaman Choudhury said: “BGB and BGP have started patrolling the waterway between Bangladesh and Myanmar to prevent any possible untoward situations on the border centring on the ongoing Rohingya crisis. Thirteen BGB members and 16 BGP members conducted their first patrol on Tuesday. “Patrols in the river will be conducted on an intermittent basis, and a schedule has been sent to the BGB in this regard.” On March 1, tensions between the two countries reached a boiling point as the Myanmar authorities in a sudden move heightened their military presence close to the no man’s land between Bangladesh’s Konarpara and Myanmar’s Tambru, sparking fears among the Rohingya people stranded there.
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Ten trucks loaded with heavy arms and ammunition were also dispatched on the Tambru side of the border strip on that day. Using ladders, members of the Myanmar security forces tried to cross a barbed-wire fence in the no man’s land at 7:40pm, but they retreated as the aggrieved Rohingya began hurling brickbats. In the evening, the army personnel fired multiple rounds. The Myanmarese security forces previously claimed the increased presence and firing were meant to “protect their territory” and should not be viewed as an act of aggression against Bangladesh. The assurances were given at a flag meeting between BGB and BGP at a BGB camp under Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari upazila Friday afternoon. BGB members, too, took positions along the border to prevent any possible untoward situations.
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However, the situation at Tambru started to return to normal as Myanmar began withdrawing troops from the area on Sunday. Rocked and displaced, over 6,500 Rohingya people have taken shelter in the Tambru no man’s land since August 25 last year, when ethnic conflicts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state sparked the most rapid human exodus seen since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. More than 700,000 of the community have crossed into Bangladesh in terror of their lives over the past six months, joining about 400,000 others who were already living squalid, cramped camps in Cox’s Bazar. On November 23, Dhaka and Naypyidaw signed an agreement to begin repatriating the refugees in January this year, but this process has stalled over technical and ground-level complexities.  
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