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Police seize relief goods of Rohingya community at border

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Teknaf, Bangladesh: A team of police seized 60 sacks of rice and other commodities which will be to distribute it among the Rohingya people who have been living in Shamlapur village, under Teknaf police station on September 7, said Hussain, a local leader from the village.  On being tipped off, a group of police personnel from Shamlapur police camp went to a local businessman’s house and seized the relief on that day, at about 8:00 pm, after being an operation where the sacks of rice were stocked by an organization, according to police official.

According to police sources, the relief was to be distributed through a local leader of present government named Aziz Uddin from Shamlapur village under the Teknaf police station, Cox’s Bazar district.

Sources also said that many Rohingya refugees have been living at Shamplapur illegally, but their condition is very pathetic. They didn’t get any support from any quarter such as UNHCR and Government side.

Recently, some of foreign NGOs provided relief among the Rohingya people such as— rice, edible oil, biscuits, onion, clothes and etc…. said a local elder Abdullah (not real name).

Another local elder Harron also said, “Rohingya people have been taking shelter in Bangladesh after crossing the Naff River because of religious and political persecutions by the Burmese government in Arakan State, Burma.

In Bangladesh, they are facing many problems with family members as they don’t get daily works to support their family members.

Source link: http://kaladanpress.blog.com/2013/09/08/police-seize-relief-goods-of-rohingya-community-at-border/#more-1523

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