Myanmar allegedly has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims who are being driven out of Myanmar for good reason. The Rohingyas (who actually are Bengali Muslims from Bangladesh) are as unwelcome in their homeland as they are in Myanmar.
Reuters (h/t RF) Bangladesh will on Wednesday formally lodge a protest against the laying of land mines so close to the border, said the sources, who had direct knowledge of the situation but asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.
A Myanmar Army crackdown triggered by an attack on Aug. 25 by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Myanmar security forces has led to the killing of at least 400 people and the exodus of nearly 125,000 Rohingya to neighboring Bangladesh, leading to a major humanitarian crisis.
Myanmar isn’t the only country trying to get rid of its Rohingyas. 40,000 Rohingya Muslims have illegally entered India from Myanmar and they are being trained as terrorists.
Reuters was unable to independently verify that the planted devices were land mines and that there was any link to the Myanmar army. The Bangladesh interior ministry secretary, Mostafa Kamal Uddin, did not respond to calls seeking comment.
The below video is from al-Jazeera. Don’t expect an unbiased account of what’s going on there or why. For the truth, go to the links under video.