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Border killings unfortunate for both countries

Says Doraiswami

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  • 16 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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DINAJPUR: High Commis-sioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has said that border killings are unfortunate for both Bangladesh and India.

"Certainly border killings are unfortunate and unexpected for both countries. The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has been instructed specifically not to open fire at the border if there is no threat of attack on them. We do not want border killings in any country," he said.

The Indian envoy made the remarks while responding to questions to local journalists after inaugurating Sree Sree Loknath Mandir Multipurpose Community Hall in Dinajpur district town.

Doriswami, however, said that border killings have dropped significantly.

"The number of border killings is much lower now than at any other time. It is tragic for both countries to have any killings or injuries at the border. The joint steps from both countries are needed to stop such tragic incidents," said the Indian High Commissioner.

He said the border killings have been taking place due to smuggling in the border. “The smuggling through the border has to be stopped to bring an end of the border killings.”

Terming the border killing as repulsive incident, the Indian envoy said the border security forces of the both countries have to be aware to stop border killings. The Indian government is vigilant to prevent the border killings in future, he added.

The Mandir President Samar Kumer Das presided over the programme while Dinajpur Press Club General secretary Subrata Majumder Dollar moderated in event.

Among others, Member of Parliament from Dinajpur-1 constituency Manoranjal Shil Gopal, Indian Assistant High Commissioner in Rajshahi Sanjib Kumer Bhatti, and the press club former president Chitta Ghosh spoke.