Rohingya refugees walk along the Balukhali refugee camp after the rain in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
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Bangladesh police were Sunday searching for a man who defied a ban and married a Rohingya refugee, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled across the border to escape violence in Myanmar.Shoaib Hossain Jewel, 25, and his 18-year-old Rohingya bride Rafiza have been on the run since marrying last month, said police in Jewel's home town of Singair.In 2014 Dhaka banned marriages between Bangladeshis and Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim refugees following claims that members of the persecuted community were attempting to wed to gain citizenship in the mainly Muslim nation.A lovestruck Jewel rushed to Cox's Bazar, running from one camp to another in search of Rafiza.
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