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61 Rohingyas arrested in Assam and Tripura border; they think that India is not safe assylum for them.

Team Odian News |

New Delhi:22/1:(odiannews):After over 72 hours of being stranded in the open on the patch of land between the border fence and the international border with Bangladesh, 31 Rohingyas including 16 children were handed over to the Tripura police by the Border Security Force on Tuesday. In Assam, a group of 30 Rohingyas which includes 12 children were arrested by the Assam police on late Monday evening as they made their way back from Tripura after they learnt that the conditions are not conducive to illegally cross over to Bangladesh. Both these groups had identity cards issued to them by the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, according to police. According to UNHCR, there are an estimated 17,000 Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers registered with UNHCR in India and living across different locations.