Amidst high alertness among the security forces over sudden influx of Rohingya refugees in different parts of Northeast during six month, again eight more Rohingya refugees were detained by police near Veluarchar Naka point under Kalamchowra police station of Sepahijala district of Tripura when they were proceeding towards Bangladesh border.
Earlier, in May, 2022 altogether 47 Rohingya refugees were detained in different parts of the state and on the second day of June, the security forces managed to detain eight more Rohingyas in the state’s territory. With fresh detention of 8 Rohingyas, altogether 55 Rohingyas were apprehended from Tripura in the past one month. The influx of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state has started in Indian territory in the past few years after a fresh wave of violence, triggering a refugee crisis in neighbouring Bangladesh and India.
During interrogation, they revealed that they landed at Guwahati railway station from New Delhi and from Guwahati by bus, they arrived at ISBT-Chandrapur stand on Wednesday. From ISBT-Chandrapur stand they hired a Maruti car and arrived at Kalamchowra border to enter Bangladesh’s territory. Over 738,000 Rohingyas from Rakhine in western Myanmar have taken shelter in camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh since the beginning of the ethnic troubles in August, 2017, in Myanmar following a wave of violence and persecution, which has been described by the United Nations as attempted ethnic cleansing.