Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Rohingyas have been trying anew to intrude into Bangladesh territory following fresh ethnic violence broke out in the Rakhine state of Burma.
Nearly 3,000 Rohingya refugees boarding on around 50 boats have been waiting on sea to cross the bordering Naff river from Burma, officially known as Myanmar, the BBC Bangla Service reported on Friday quoting local sources.
Local administrator said they ordered the law enforcers to beef up vigilance and resist intrusion.
Meanwhile, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sources said they had been pushed back 52 Rohingya refugees during the last two days.
This is the second time in 2012 that a sectarian violence broke out in the Rakhine state of Burma, forcing the Rohingyas to flee the country.
At least 64 people were killed this week, officials said, in the first serious outburst of violence since June, when a state of emergency was declared in Rakhine.
The ethnic violence had broken out in the same state of Burma for the first time in June this year.
The Bangladesh government earlier had decided not to allow any refugee from Burma and directed the administration and law enforcement agencies to beef up vigilance and resist intrusion.
The BGB officials said they would not allow any Rohingyas.
BBN/SSR/AD-27Oct12-5:30 pm (BST)