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Dhaka expresses concern to New Delhi on border killing: Momen

DHAKA Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said Dhaka always expressed its concern to New Delhi right away whenever any border killing was taken place along with Bangladesh-India frontier.

We want an amicable solution (over border killing) so that no one is sacrificed in the border area, he said on the sidelines of a press briefing regarding Prime minister Sheikh Hasina's upcoming Italy visit at foreign ministry here.

The foreign minister said they conveyed Bangladesh's concern over border killing through Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh on every incident.

The foreign minister said India repeatedly promised Bangladesh not to use any lethal weapon along frontier as well as to bring down border killing death at zero, but it's happening.

We don't want to see a single death (along the border). This isn't acceptable. India also agreed that this isn't acceptable, he said.

Agreeing that border killing has been increased in the border area in recent time, Momen said It's very sad we're very much alert about it.

He also urged Bangladeshi nationals to follow border rules and not to enter inside Indian border to get themselves in danger for small benefit.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)