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BSF to use chilli, stun grenades to block Rohingyas' entry

BSF to use chilli, stun grenades to block entry of Rohingya Muslims


India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using “chilli and stun grenades” to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday. Border forces in Hindu-majority India, which wants to deport around 40,000 Rohingya already living in the country, citing security risks, have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any infiltration attempts. “We don’t want to cause any serious injury or arrest them, but we ...

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First Published: Sat, September 23 2017. 09:56 IST