Vol. 5 Num 400 Tue. July 12, 2005  
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7 Indians pushed in

The Border Security Force (BSF) of India pushed in seven Hindi speaking Muslims into Bangladesh territory at Santahar border point in Naogaon district early Monday night.

Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) sources identified the Indians as Akhtar Hossain, Nowshad, Rafik Uddin and his wife Mustari Begum, Nargis and her daughter Meherunnessa and son Islam.

The BDR men picked them up from Sundoreel village and handed over to Khan Jahanpur police camp.

Quoting the detainees, a senior BDR official said they were arrested in Delhi for nothing but their religion.

Delhi police arrested more than 50 Indian Muslims during last few days and handed them over to the BSF for pushing into Bangladesh territory, sources said.

BDR has tightened security on the border.