BSF kills Bangladeshi

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot a Bangladeshi cattle trader dead in Goborda area of India, opposite to Boikari border of Satkhira, early yesterday.
The deceased is Ataur Rahman, 30, from Babulia village in Satkhira.
Villagers in the bordering area said BSF personnel of Goborda camp in India’s

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India regrets, but blames Bangladesh nationals for border deaths

India on Tuesday claimed its Border Security Force opened fired in ‘self defence’ that resulted in killings of three Bangladesh nationals involved in ‘illegal activities’.
However, India regrets all incidents of death of Bangladesh and Indian nationals on the border of the two countries, Indian external affairs ministry said in a statement on

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Dhaka lodges protest with Delhi

The government on Sunday lodged a ‘strong protest’ with the Indian authorities ‘condemning’ the latest killings of Bangladesh nationals by the Border Security Force of the country in the frontier districts, the foreign ministry said in a news release.
Expressing its ‘disappointment’ that such killings took place despite firm assurances at

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BSF kills 4 Bangladeshis in 48 hours

The Indian Border Security Force shot four Bangladeshis dead in the frontier districts of Kurigram, Dinajpur and Meherpur on Friday and Saturday in a latest spate of killings despite repeated assurances by New Delhi not to open fire on unarmed civilians on the borders.
BSF personnel at Narayanganj camp in Cochbihar district killed Alamgir Hossain, 25, on

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BSF says 7 killed in 2011, reports say 21

BSF assures BGB of ending border killing
India’s Border Security Force director general Raman Shrivastava on Friday reassured his Bangladesh counterpart of ending the killing of Bangladeshis in the frontiers.
Raman at a joint briefing at the Border Guard Bangladesh headquarters in Dhaka after the director general-level meeting between the BGB and the BSF said that the border killing was unfortunate and

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BSF told to hold fire

Chidambaram speaks of Delhi’s firm instruction to border guards; deal signed to fight cross-border crimes together
India yesterday said it has ordered its Border Security Force not to shoot anyone crossing Indo-Bangla border no matter what the circumstances are.
Visiting Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram said this at a joint press conference with his Bangladesh counterpart Shahara Khatun

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BSF kills 187 Bangladeshis since Jan 2009

Indian Border Security Force has killed 187 Bangladeshi nationals on the frontiers since January 6, 2009 when the Awami League-led alliance assumed office.
According to figures available with rights organisation Odhikar, 976 Bangladesh nationals were killed, 990 injured, 226 arrested, 956 abducted and 14 were raped by BSF personnel and 184 went missing after

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HRW urges India to probe border killings by BSF

The government of India should undertake a speedy, fair, and transparent criminal investigation into fresh allegations of killings, torture, and other abuses by the Border Security Force (BSF) at the border with Bangladesh, New York-based organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.
Those against whom there is credible evidence of culpability should be prosecuted as part of an effort

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Bangladeshi cattle trader killed by BSF

A 32-year old Bangladeshi cattle trader Rafiqul Islam was beaten to death by the Indian Border Security Force at Burimari border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat Sunday morning.
The victim hailed from the village Sologhoriya in Patgram upazila of the district. He was unarmed.
The police later recovered his body from the river Saniyazan near the Burimari

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One death, many questions

A guarded regret from India followed the brutal killing of Bangladeshi girl Felani on January 7 by its border force. A “promise” of no more deaths on the border came from Delhi in March. A meeting of the two border forces also agreed on use of non-lethal weapons. But the Indian force remains trigger-happy and border killings go on

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Cattle trader killed by BSF

Indian border security force (BSF) have killed a cattle trader at Putkhali border early yesterday.
The dead was identified as Israfil, 30, son of Abdul Momin, hailed from Syamlagachhi village in Sharsha upazila. Local BGB sources said a small group of traders was returning with cattle they purchased in the Indian side. Israfil was caught and taken to the BSF camp and

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Local admin slaps ban on rallies around Felani’s house

Tension mounted in the bordering Ramkhana village in Nageshwari of Kurigram as the local unit of Awami League has called a programme at the venue where some BNP leaning freedom fighters and intellectuals are scheduled to hold a rally today in protest at the killing of Felani, a teenage girl, by the Indian border guards.
The local administration ordered a ban on gatherings in and around Felani’s house for

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BSF tortures 2 Bangladeshis

Two Bangladeshi cattle traders, who were tortured and left unconscious by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in border areas of the district’s sadar upazila, are fighting for life at Satkhira Sadar Hospital.
Of the two, Rafiqul Islam, 35, is from Sultanpur of Satkhira town and Fazlur Rahman, 45, from Mahmudur village of sadar upazila

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Stop killings on border

Dhaka asks New Delhi
Frequent killings of Bangladeshi citizens by Indian Border Security Force figured prominently at the Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting between the two countries that began in the capital yesterday.
Dhaka strongly protested indiscriminate firings by BSF killing unarmed Bangladeshi nationals on a regular basis, meeting sources

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Bangladeshi tortured by BSF dies at RMCH

A young Bangladeshi farmer, who was tortured by the Indian Boarder Security Force on Saturday in Singanagar-Moksedpur border area in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital early Sunday, the police said.
The victim, Shahjahan Ali, 22, was a resident of Singnagar Hatatpara village in the upazila,

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