Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh has expressed disappointment over the remarks of the director general (DG) of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) that recently said shooting along Indo- Bangla borders could not be stopped completely.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes with disappointment that the remarks of the DG, BSF are markedly at variance with the assurances given to Bangladesh at various levels, including at the highest level, on several occasions,” a foreign ministry statement said in the capital Dhaka on Saturday.
BSF director general U. K. Bansal in an interview to BBC Bengali Service on February 8 said it would not be possible to totally stop firing so long the criminal activities would continue to take place at the India-Bangladesh border.
Banshal made the remarks at a time when human rights organizations from both countries were alleging that the incidents of killing and torture of Bangladeshi nationals are increasing at the hands of the BSF.
The government of Bangladesh has been encouraged by the assurances of the Indian leadership for exercise of maximum restraint by BSF personnel, the statement added.
BBN/SSR/AD-11Feb12-9:42 pm (BST)