On Tuesday morning, the BSF arrested 31 Rohingyas from Tripura police.
They have their role, like land or home, the police’s omniscient eyes, avoiding check-post reading from security personnel of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and all other nations. They are part of being stateless.
Six years ago, in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, Abdul Sukkur, Muhammad Shahjahan, Shahedara Bibi and thousands of Rohingya people left Rohingya village in the village due to military aggression. They entered Indian territory through West Bengal and went to Jammu where they told them to get the job.
“We worked as construction laborers for setting up mobile phone towers there. We lived in a mohalla (locality) at Jammu Narwal bypass. Recently, locals and the government started targeting us saying we are terrorists. They forced us to vacate the state and we are on the run again. If we are sent back to Myanmar, they will simply kill us all. Please don’t send us there,” Muhammad said, weeping sahajahanna.
Shahjahan claimed that there are 2,500 Rohini children in Jammu and they did the best work. However, due to the threat of the local people, nearly 1,500 families have been displaced due to the recent threats. There are still about 1000 families live in fear.
Abdul Sukur lives in Mohalla in Jammu. They said that they came from Tripura via the train and BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) caught them and tried to go to Bangladesh after hanging them. “My father lives in Bangladesh, there are around 1.5 million Rohingyas, we are not welcome in India and Myanmar will kill us, we believe that Bangladesh is the only safe place for the time,” Sukkur said.
While criticizing the BSF officials, he said that he withdrew UNHCR refugee cards and other belongings. “We were able to work in unmatched jobs based on those UNHCR cards, we are running for our lives, never letting my two children live a normal life. We do not want to go back to Myanmar, my uncle’s entire family died, raping my aunt and cousins. In Myanmar, there is no future for us. We don’t want to die, “he said.
After trying to enter Bangladesh, Abdul Sukkur and his 30 associates were trapped between four days and four nights in the cold, barren paddy field between the borders of India and Bangladesh near Rairmura Border Outpost (BOP) in Tripura.
From Saturday, west of Tripura, a glimpse of their future decision was taken between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). BGB officials refused to arrest Rohingya and took them back because Bangladesh has already been caught by a large number of 15 lakh Rohini refugees in large numbers.
Meanwhile, BSF offered food, water, and blankets on humanitarian grounds, out of which 16 were aged under 8 years of age.
After all the communication failures, the BSF arrested 31 Rohini people on Tuesday in Tripura police station. It was submitted to the local court and charged under the passport act.
Amatali SDPO Ajay Kumar Das said that due to the preliminary inquiry, some Rohingya has come from Jammu and Kashmir. However, he did not find enough evidence to support the claim. “Some of them have agreed to come from Jammu and Kashmir. We have not received the UNHCR refugee card, which are usually given to Rohingyas who are there and cannot be confirmed by their claim.
BSF Public Relations Officer (PRO) said that Rohingya passengers had been questioned for the past two days but it is not clear how they reached the Indo-Bangla border in Tripura. BSF had earlier claimed that the BGB was trying to push Rohingya to India and allegations of officials in Bangladesh that Rohingya had gone from India to the International Border (IB).