FM Momen: Border killings unfortunate for Bangladesh, shame for India


During Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in March, the two governments agreed to bring down deaths of civilians to a zero level

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday reiterated that the border killing is a matter of shame for India and unfortunate for Bangladesh as Bangladeshis are losing their lives.

“I always say, it’s unfortunate for us and it’s a matter of shame for India… I’ve no other answer to that,” he said while responding to a question at a media briefing at his ministry.

Dr Momen said the decision was taken at the level of heads of government and also at various levels that the two countries do not want to see any killing along the Bangladesh-India border. There was a verbal decision that no lethal weapon would be used.

“But it happens from time to time,” he added.
His remarks came two days after the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down to Bangladeshis along Lalmonirhat border.

During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in March this year, both leaders emphasized the importance of effective management for ensuring a tranquil, stable and crime free border.

The two sides agreed that any death along the border is a matter of concern and directed the border guarding forces concerned to enhance people-oriented measures for ensuring border security and bringing down such death of civilians to a zero level, according to the joint statement.

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