Rohingya Muslims
Rohingya Muslims in refugee camps in Bangladesh

Police on Friday detained two persons of the Rohingya community from Sonamura of Sepahijala District, Tripura.

They have been identified as Nazimulla (19) and Minara (18).

Police said the two individuals had crossed over to Tripura from Bangladesh and planned to go to Guwahati in Assam.

The duo had crossed the Indo-Bangla international border illegally about two-three days ago and through Boxanagar.

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They did not possess any valid documents.

After crossing over to India, they reportedly took shelter in a house in the Manaipathar area of Sonamura.

Police also arrested the house owner Ikram Hussain, who had provided shelter to them.

The Rohingyas belong to an Indo-Aryan ethnic group, the majority of who resided in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

However, thousands of Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh for their lives after the Myanmar army launched a military offensive on Rohingya Muslims in 2017.

The Myanmar army claimed that they had launched the operation to root out Rohingya militants from the country.

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