• Friday, Oct 07, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Border killings: A stain on Bangladesh-India relationship, says Momen

  • Published at 12:14 pm December 17th, 2020
Web_ BSF member  patrolling

No lethal weapons to be used along the border, Modi assures Hasina in virtual summit

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has described the killings of Bangladeshis by the Indians along the border as a stain in the relationship between Dhaka and New Delhi.

Addressing a press conference at the state guest house Padma after the virtual summit between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, he also said that India assured that there will be no use of lethal weapons to deal with the criminal activities along the border.

“We have such a good relationship. The border killings stain our relationship,” the foreign minister said while responding to a question with regard to the sensitive issue.

Prior to the day’s summit on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s Victory Day, a Bangladeshi was killed along the border to become the latest victim of the Indian Border Security Force.

“We have raised the issue. The Indian prime minister himself said that no lethal weapons will be used. He [Modi] also said that he will instruct the force [BSF] anew in this regard,” said Dr Momen.

He also said that both sides will work on a coordinated border management to bring down the killings to zero.

Referring to the incidents where Bangladeshis enter India with guns and bombs, the foreign minister placed emphasis on caution on the part of Bangladeshis.

About accepting bribes by the BSF at the border, he said: “We came to know about this through the media.”

When asked if the issue was raised with the Indian head of the government, Dr Momen replied in the negative.

Meanwhile, a joint statement on the virtual summit said: “Both leaders also agreed that loss of civilian lives at the border is a matter of concern and directed the border forces concerned to enhance coordinated measures to work towards bringing such border incidents to zero.

“The leaders stressed on full implementation of the ongoing Coordinated Border Management Plan. Both sides noted with satisfaction the recent stepped-up efforts of the two border guarding forces against smuggling of arms, narcotics, and fake currency and to prevent trafficking, particularly of women and children.”

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail