159 Bangladeshis return home from Myanmar

Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, who arrived by boat in a group of nearly 600 this week, receive food inside a temporary shelter in Lhoksukon, Indonesia's Aceh Province May 13, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.   – Reuters photo

A batch of 159 Bangladeshi illegal migrants returned home on Monday noon after a flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh and Myanmar Border Police authorities.
Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Rabiul Islam, commanding officer of 17-BGB battalion, said, the flag meeting concluded around 2:30pm as BGB received the Bangladeshi migrants and brought them home.
‘The Bangladeshis are now taking rest at Ghumdhum High School ground and would be taken to Cox’s Bazar this evening from where they would be sent to their respective homes’, he said.
The migrants were supposed to return to the country on July 30; but the programme was postponed for cyclone Komen. Another schedule, August 5, was also cancelled due to inclement weather in Myanmar.
This was the fourth batch of the returnees.
The commanding officer led the 15-member delegation in the meeting held at Dekibonia in Myanmar. Chief deputy director of Maungdaw immigration department had led the Myanmar side.
Myanmar naval forces had rescued 727 Bangladeshis from Irrawaddy estuary in the Bay on May 29.
Some of them returned to Bangladesh in three phases.

Source: New Age

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