Dhaka may urge Delhi to stop Indians, Burmese entering BD

Dhaka, Dec 24 – The Dhaka will urge the New Delhi to stop entry of Indian and Myanmar people to Bangladesh through the Indo-bangla borders for maintaining borders under the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP).This will urge at the meeting between the Director Generals (DGs) of Border Guard Bangladesh and the Border Security Force (BSF) of India in New Delhi today (Wednesday), according to a press release, issued by the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the BGB yesterday.
“Intrusion of borders and illegally trespass by the BSF personnel, Indian and Myanmar citizen would be discussed at the talks,” the release added.
The bilateral 6-day talks would be started at that when a number of people in different provinces were protesting the controversial new citizenship law- Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) through agitations.
The chiefs of the two border forces will also discuss ways to better the management of the porous 4,096-km-long border between the two countries, during the marathon meeting.
The Bangladesh side would also call upon the Indian side to take necessary steps to prevent smuggling of arms, explosives, drugs like yaba, phensidyl, heroin and other contraband items into Bangladesh from India.
Dhaka is also expected to call upon the BSF to take back the Indian nationals who have completed their prison terms in different jails after being charged with various criminal offences in Bangladesh, the government sources said.
The government has identified a number of problems concerning the border areas including the age-old dispute of rivers changing their courses, sheltering of criminals or miscreants in the border areas and BSF interception of development work inside Bangladesh.
The DG of BGB is likely to tell his Indian counterpart that the Bangladesh-India joint border guidelines should be followed in letter and spirit in resolving any problem that may crop up along the borders of the two neighbouring countries.
Major General Md Shafeenul Islam will lead a 11-member delegation while BSF’s DG Sri Vivek Johri will lead a 7-member team during the meeting.
According to the BGB sources, the border force has detained a number of people for entering Bangladesh illegally from India through different border points especially the Nischintapur and Mogdaspur areas of Moheshpur upazila in Jhenidah district after enacting the controversial new citizenship law by the BJP government.
At the same time, the BGB personnel have foiled Border Security Force (BSF) of India’s attempt to push 10 Rohingyas into Bangladesh through Kaziatali Border in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria district. – Staff Reporter