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Monday, August 10, 2015, Shraban 26, 1422 BS, Shawal 24, 1436 Hijr

BGB-BSF to bring down border killings to zero level
Published :Monday, 10 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 12

Bangladesh and India have reached a consensus to bring down the border killings to zero level and ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the frontiers.
Director General (DG) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Aziz Ahmed on Sunday told the reporters at a press briefing at Pilkhana BGB headquarters here on the outcome of the biannual BGB-BSF conference held in India's New Delhi from August 3-6.
"Last year at least 40 Bangladeshi nationals were killed in Bangladesh-India border areas but this number came down to 26 this year," he mentioned hoping that this figure would reach zero soon.
The BGB DG said the cattle business and smuggling is the root-cause of the border killings that created tension among the people in the frontiers of two neighbouring countries.
Terming the cattle business a very sensitive issue as the Government of India is officially serious about this, Maj Gen Aziz requested Bangladeshis not to enter India to bring cattle ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, second largest religious festival of Muslims.
The DG said in the conference, the issues of trans-border crimes, stopping arrest of Bangladeshi citizens in border areas, preventing illegal trespassing, prevention of illegal migration, human trafficking etc.     ?BSS

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