Srinagar: Raising eyebrows about the intentions of the Mayanmar government, media reports say that Myanmar is creating stretches of mine fields across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days.
A report carried by Aljazeera, who quote Rueters report saying that two government sources in the Bangladeshi government confirm the development.
The sources, according to report say that the purpose of laying land mines may be to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing violence in the Rakhine area of earstwhile Burma.
The report also said that Bangladesh is going to formally formally lodge a protest against it on Wednesday.
“Our forces have also seen three to four groups working near the barbed wire fence, putting something into the ground,” one of the sources inside Bangladeshi Government was quoted of having told to Rueters.
“We then confirmed with our informers that they were laying landmines,” the source said, while adding that they were sure that people laying mines were not Rohingya.
Reacting to the reports, Phone Tint, Rakhine’s minister for border affairs, told Al Jazeera: “We did not do such a thing.”