30 January 2024, Tue

Acting Ameer urges to probe murder incidents of Bangladeshi civilians at Bangladesh-India borders

Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 30th January, 2024 expressing deep concern at the murder of BGB member Roisuddin at Jessore frontier on 21st January and simultaneous murder of Bangladeshi youth Rabiul Islam at Lalmonirhat border by Indian BSF on 28th January and demanding UN organised probe into these murders.

Indian BSF murdered BGB member Mohammad Roisuddin on 21st January at BOP's Jelepara post adjacent Dhankhola area near Jessore border and simultaneously murdered Rabiul Islam, a Bangladeshi youth at the other side of Angorpota village of Lalmonirhat district in Amlabari village under Kochbihar of India. I am expressing deep concern at these two murder incidents.

We have been observing with great concern that, Indian BSF often killed at the frontiers without any valid reason. India had repeatedly promised to stop murders at frontiers but actually they are committing the opposite acts. According to various human rights watchdogs, 245 Bangladeshi have been murdered at the frontiers by the Indian BSF but none of these murders have been investigated so far. Such realities are tragic. India is making dare to commit such frontier murders again and again due to submissive foreign policies of Awami League government. The countrymen think, India has come to the power by making a humble surrender to India and this is why they cannot protest and condemn the unlawful and unjust activities of India.

He stated that the people of Bangladesh always desire a friendly attitude from the neighboring countries. We hope, Indian government will stop the murder of the Bangladeshi civilians at frontiers and will investigate the murders of Mohammad Roisuddin and Rabiul Islam and will take legal measures accordingly. We are also demanding international probe into all border killings incidents. We are urging the government of Bangladesh to take stern measures in this regard."