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'BSF ordered not to kill Bangladeshis'
Fri, Jan 28th, 2011 8:53 pm
Dinajpur, Jan 28 (bdnews24.com) — An Indian border force high official has said the BSF personnel have been ordered to stop killing Bangladeshi people at the frontier.
BSF's special director general S H Pronoy Saha told Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB) on Friday during a visit to Hilly check post.
His comments appeared to address the growing criticism by international human rights organizations about the indiscriminate killing of Bangladeshi people by the BSF.
Pronoy said that killing on frontiers have been decreased. "BSF has been ordered to stop killing. Trespassers will see stern legal action," he added.
In December, 2010 US based Human Rights Watch said in a report that use of excessive force by Indian side is responsible for killing on India-Bangladesh frontiers.
A Bangladeshi teenager, Felani, was brutally killed by BSF a few weeks ago, which drew widespread international condemnation, prompting the India to seat with Bangladesh at home secretary level.
A BGB team gave BSF official guard of honour after his arrival at BGB's Hilly camp. He later held a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Colonel Saleh Ahmad, Dinajpur sector commander of BGB.
Pronoy left Bangladesh around 3pm.
Colonel Saleh told reporters that the meeting was cordial.