Guwahati: India continues to bear down on Rohingyas in the northeastern regions by arresting eight more illegal immigrants. 

In the past 24 hours, police have arrested 13 Rohingya women in the region.

According to reports, police arrested eight Rohingya women in Mizoram last night. The women were arrested from an Aizawl bound passenger bus at Vairenti police check post.

A top official of the Mizoram Police said that, during regular checking, the women were interrogated by the police and found without valid documents.

“Later, the women revealed that they hailed from Myanmar and had entered into India through the Tripura-Bangladesh border without valid documents,” the police official said.

The arrested Rohingya women were identified as Sharmila Nara, Atrija, Chanvar Chekhuh, Tajvi, Nurkhayas, Toiba and Rubina.

On April 24, the police had arrested five Rohingya girls along with a middleman at Churaibari area along the Assam-Tripura border, while they were trying to enter Assam without valid documents.

According to the police, the Rohingya girls came from Tripura, and the middleman had helped them enter Assam.

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Since January this year, security forces have arrested 50 Rohingyas in the North Eastern region.

On January 21 this year, 30 Rohingyas including 12 minors were arrested by police from a Guwahati-bound passenger bus in Assam’s Karimganj district along the Assam-Tripura border.

On February 2, seven Assam bound Rohingya children were arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) from a station in Tripura.