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Border Killings

Unfortunate for Bangladesh, shame for India: Momen

Unfortunate for Bangladesh, shame for India: Momen
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen speaks at a media briefing at the ministry on Sunday. —SUN photo

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, reports UNB.

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 and there was a verbal decision that no lethal weapon will be used. “But it happens from time to time.”

During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in March this year, both leaders emphasized the importance of effective border 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.