Teknaf, Bangladesh: Nasaka, or Burma’s border security forces pushed back five women to Bangladesh by row boat on February 26, according to our staff correspondent.

The women crossed the Bangladesh-Burma border illegally and were arrested by Nasaka as they had no papers and documents. After arrest, they were pushed back through the entry point of Teknaf.

However, they were rearrested by Bangladeshi authorities when they reached the Bangladesh side. But, BDR did not get any documents from them, so, they were brought to the BDR camp for further interrogation. BDR is unable to identify where they came from as they did not understand their language, said a close aide of BDR.

The BDR believe that they are residents of Thansi upazila of Badarban district, Chittagong Hill Tracts. However, they have not been released yet.

The same day, on February 26, BDR also pushed back seven Burmese nationals to Burma from an entry point in Shapuridip under the Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh.

Now, the Bangladesh-Burma border is under tight security. Every passenger is being searched by BDR on suspicion whether she/he is from Burma.