The hill called Shankhola, 13 kilometers from Naikhongchhari Sadar upazila. Half of the hiking road on the hilly road is the path to walk. More than seven thousand Rohingyas have taken shelter in the hills. The little relief that is going there, it is to take it to the human head.
Palangazhiri village in Maungdaw district of Myanmar on the other side of this relief camp, which is situated near the zero-point of Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Explosive information was heard on Friday in the relief camp. Rohingyas of the relief camp said, the Myanmar army has laid thousands of landmasses on the border about 70 kilometers along the zero-line border. Rohingyas are now unable to come and go through this border.
Ten people were killed and 13 wounded in the landmine blast last month. Two Bangladeshi casualties, the rest of the Rohingya
According to international law, landline ban on border is banned. Still, Myanmar violated it and kept the landmark. However, initially Bangladesh Border Security Force members called these landmines as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), but they are now referring to the mine.
Myanmar has not signed a memorandum of international recognition for banning landmine even though ban on mine is not available around the world. Earlier, Myanmar kept the landmine in some parts of the Bangladesh border. But its amount was less. After coming to Bangladesh, Rohingya has multiplied it.
Asked about the security analyst, Major General (retd) Moniruzzaman said in the first light, the Rohingyas are in danger now, land border in the border has made them more vulnerable. The government should inform the international community that Myanmar is going to commit such crimes at the border.
Talking to residents of Rohingya and Naikhongchhari of Shankhola relief camp, the landmine blast took place last September 26. In the afternoon, a Rohingya youth died on the other side of the Chakradala border in Naikkongchhari.
Rohingya Noor Muhammad (45), who took shelter in the big chain of Chakradala border, said that there are no barbed fencing in the border, the places where people are traveling and Rohingya are coming to Bangladesh, there are mining and explosives.
BGB Cox’s Bazar Acting Sector Commander and Officer Commanding of Nikhangchhari 31 Battalion Lt. Colonel Md. Anwarul Azeem said, “Since the incidents are happening across the border, I can not say clearly, these mine, or explosives. But it is understood to be the high explosive explosives. Myanmar has not responded even though it has been protested four times since the BGB.
Naikhongchhari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) SM Sarwar Kamal said in the first light that the issue of keeping landmine was highlighted at the higher level of the government. It’s about two countries. Local administration has nothing to do.
A BGB member on the border said in the first light that on September 27, on the other side of the Tumher border of Naikkhanchhari Ghunhum Union, landmine was found in the landmine of the Myanmar soldiers.
According to Bandarban district police and BGB, at least 10 people, including a Rohingya Syed Ahmad, Moktar Ahmed, Golshukh Begum, Noor Alam, were rescued from the mine blast in the zero-star zone, Hashim Ullah, resident of Adashtagram of Naikkhanchori.
International human rights organization Amnesty International said last week that they have found evidence that Myanmar’s security forces keep banned anti-personnel miines along the border. This type of mine is used only on the battlefield.
According to a notification issued by International Organization for Banning the International Campaign for the International Campaign on Ban Land Mines (ICBIL), they have found evidence that Myanmar is keeping landmines on the border with Bangladesh.
Rafiq Al Islam, a resident of Cox’s Bazar and related to the landmine movement on the border, said in the first light, he was convinced by the type of casualty that Myanmar is currently putting the groundnines of PMN-1 model. Many of them were killed in the blasts.