Indian BSF seals border with Bangladesh to stop Rohingya infiltration

Indian BSF seals border with Bangladesh to stop Rohingya infiltration

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The BSF has sealed the Indo-Bangla border and stepped up its vigil along the area in the wake of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

“We have alerted our troops and mobilised resources on the entire 4,096-km India-Bangladesh border. We have faced no infiltration problem so far this year,” BSF Additional Director General (Eastern Command) R.P. Singh said.

He said the forces have been ordered to apprehend anyone without proper documents.

“The border is sacrosanct and if one does not have the passport he cannot cross the border, be it Rohingyas, Bangladeshi, or anyone else. No immediate apprehension have taken place this year this year,” he added.

Singh also assured that the BSF are guarding the whole border with promptness. There has been problem so far and I hope there will none in the future also.

“We are guarding the whole border with promptness. There has been a problem so far and I hope there will none in the future also. We have 85 thousand of force, which is guarding the whole Indo-Bangladesh border, which is enough,” he said.

However, the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights yesterday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against Centre’s notification seeking deportation of Rohingyas.

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