Border tense after firing by Bangladesh Rifles

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  1. Oracle

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    SHILLONG: Tension prevailed along the India-Bangladesh border in southern Meghalaya on Tuesday after Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troops resorted to "unprovoked firing" in different areas.

    Border Security Force (BSF) troops, however, did not retaliate to the BDR firing in which a woman was injured.

    "We did not retaliate because in the past they have always blamed us of resorting to firing to which we have denied," a BSF official, who pleaded anonymity, told IANS.

    "But it doesn't mean that we will remain silent. We are maintaining a strict vigil to protect our border and we will act accordingly," the official said.

    A teacher, Sari Nonglamin, was hit by a bullet in her right leg at Amdoh between Naljuri and Muktapur villages, he said.

    On Tuesday, the BDR indulged in fresh "unprovoked firing" to scare away Indian villagers from cultivating certain patches of land in these areas claiming them to be part of Bangladesh.

    The firing began around 9.30 a.m. in Muktapur village, followed by subsequent firing at Naljuri, Jaliakhola, Langtilla and Rongtilla areas which are under the adverse possession of India in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district.

    Also coming under BDR attack was Pyrdiwah village (under adverse possession of India in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district) which was occupied by the BDR in 2001 for several days, claiming it to be part of Bangladesh, before they were forced to retreat.

    Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh said a district administration team has been rushed to the affected areas to take stock of the situation.

    "We will continue to plough our fields and the BDR should not object to it or resort to such firing which tantamounts to human rights violation," Manoj Manar, a village chief said.

    There have been several incidents of exchange of fire between the BSF and the BDR this year due to claims and counter-claims over land by both countries.

    Meanwhile, panic-stricken border villagers in Meghalaya have shifted to safer grounds following Tuesday's gunfire.

    "The situation is tense. Most of the people, especially women and children, have moved to safer grounds after the gunfire," Manar said.

    On June 4, union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said the joint boundary working group of India and Bangladesh would meet either in July or August to resolve all the boundary disputes.

    Of the 4,098-km-long border shared between India and Bangladesh, Meghalaya shares a 443-km border with Bangladesh, part of which is porous, hilly and unfenced and prone to frequent infiltration.

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit to India had agreed to maintain peace and status quo on the border.

    At present there are 551.8 acres of Bangladesh land under adverse possession of India, while 226.81 acres of Indian land is under adverse possession of Bangladesh.

    The areas under adverse possession were created when East Pakistan and India demarcated the international boundary in the mid-1960s. There are 11 such areas in Meghalaya.

    While Bangladesh is citing documents of 1937, the Indian side relies on land records of 1914 to support its claims.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-by-Bangladesh-Rifles/articleshow/6051195.cms
     
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  3. Eagle_Flights

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    what a bullshit!!all the other newspapers are saying BSF opened fire first as BDR showed red flag and here times of india...aint got nothin to say...
     
  4. Daredevil

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    Its simple. in India it is BDR fired first and in Bangladesh it is BSF who fired first. Truth, we don't know as of now. Wait till more details emerge from both sides and try to match the news to see has fired first and why.
     
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    BDR trying to encroach on Indian land: BSF

    SHILLONG, July 4 (PTI)
    - Bangladesh Rifles has been making attempts to encroach on Indian territory and obstructing Indian farmers from cultivating their land, the BSF said today.
    "There have been numerous occasions during the last six months when BDR fired at Indian nationals to prevent them from cultivating their land. BDR has been trying to encroach on Indian territory following such firing," a BSF statement said here.

    Claiming that Indian villagers have been cultivating their land well inside Indian territory since decades, the BSF said the Bangladesh border guards have been resorting to unprovoked firing to terrorise the border populace.

    Accusing the BDR of providing Bangladesh media "concocted information" to malign the image of the BSF, it said the border guards of the neighbouring country were trying to sensationalise the issue of adverse possession of land.

    http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=jul0410/at042
     
  6. this bangaladeshis must be taught a tough lesson. the bsf must have retaliated in small arms and mortar shellings.if that is not enough for them then the eastern army command must bring in some heavy artillery and mbrl.this unfaithful forget that it was india who fought the 1971 war for their freedom and even now the upa government has donated 1 billion dollars to them in the name of charity .yes i am a bengali and i am proud to be an indian first.jai hind.
     
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    leonblack08 Respected Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^

    Don't be hysterical and start ranting about "gratefulness".Showing gratitude doesn't mean leaving the right to claim one's territory.It doesn't mean we will silently watch others take away our land because they had helped us.India was also benefited for its role in 1971.It got a broken Pakistan.

    Do not post false information on the forum....Indian govt offered 1 billion dollar credit,that includes interest.Learn to distinguish between credit and charity.
     
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    Ki bolchis re bangladeshi????

    You guys owe your freedom and your so called BANGLADESH and BANGLADESHI sentiment to we Indians. We got you liberated in the first place. Is that a lie???

    Yeah we got a broken Pakistan, but you guys got your freedom. Ain't it?
     
  9. leonblack08

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    Mind your language when you are talking to a stranger,I am not you friend so don't regard me as "tui" or "tora". That's basic manners.

    BTW do I have to make you understand that a credit with interest is very different than charity,as the poster Shuvo claimed?

    Here is one link :
    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_india-offers-1-billion-line-of-credit-to-bangladesh_1333741

    What is line of credit?

    Ans: A line of credit is any credit source extended to a government, business or individual by a bank or other financial institution.

    So when did credit become charity??

    Its amazing how people post wrong information and then brag about it.


    Read my post again.Who said anything about a lie?

    Don't twist my words with your twisted thinking.

    I said,showing "gratitude" does not mean we will have to concede our own territory to you guys.It does not mean we lick your boot for the rest of our lives. We got benefited and at the same time India too got the benefit.



    Again,you are repeating my words....be clear at what you want to say.And before that,understand the post you are referring to.Understand the context on which the post was written.

    May be that's enough for you...
     

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