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Rohingya exodus : Assam sounds high alert along bordering areas with Bangladesh

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      September 11 2017
 
Guwahati : Assam police sounded high alert along the bordering areas with Bangladesh following nearly 3 lakh Rohingya have fled violence churning through Rakhine state of Myanmar into Bangladesh. 
 
Assam Police ADGP (SB) Pallav Bhattacharya said that, there have no report of any exodus of Rohingya from Bangladesh in past two weeks, but we are alerted for such type of situation.
 
'We had already alerted the district police of Karimganj, Cachar, Hailakandi, Dhubri, South Salmara district regarding the Rohingya refugee issue and discussed the top officials of BSF and other other security agencies,' ADGP Bhattacharya said. 
 
In August last, the Karimganj police of Assam's Barak valley had arrested six Rohingya muslims from Churaibari area, who were entered into Assam from Tripura side.
 
A top police official said that, the arrested persons had fled from Rakhine state into Bangladesh and trying to flee Nepal through Assam.
 
Meanwhile, the Union Home ministry would likely to be discussed with the top officials of bordering states with Bangladesh and officials of BSF and other security agencies in New Delhi next week regarding the Rohingya issue.
 
Recently, Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that, Rohingya are illegal immigrants and need to be deported as per law.
 
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)