Published: Saturday, December 14, 2013

India pressures US about Bangladesh

India has created pressure on the US to play a positive role in light of the volatile situation of Bangladesh, an Indian newspaper has reported on its website.

Anadabazar, quoting its source, reports that the South Block is disappointed about the White House’s position on Bangladesh. Due to the importance of the situation, the disappointment has been conveyed to the White House. Foreign Minister Sujata Singh discussed the current situation of Dhaka with her US counterpart Wendi Sherman on her recent US visit. The South Block has explicitly told the US leadership it is the duty of the west to bring back a democratic and congenial environment in Bangladesh for the sake of security of South Asia.

But the Indian foreign ministry thinks the US has not taken any active role in this regard. The newspaper further says that the government sources claim that US thinks Jamaat-e-Islami does not support terrorism. So if they (Jamaat) are allowed in the political sphere, it will help fight extremist Taliban supporters. The White House has even called the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, repeatedly asking her to resign and go to the election after dissolving her government according to the wish of BNP. The US also thinks that BNP believes in their (US) principles to a huge extent. If they (BNP) come to power, it will be easier for US to enter the Bangladesh market. The BNP alliance is preferred to US policy, the report said.

But New Delhi has been trying to convince the US of the fact that due to the destructive activities of Jamaat, the situation of the country is gradually going out of control, through discussion.

In the words of the spokesperson of the foreign ministry, “We believe that as people of a democratic nation, the Bangladeshi politicians will resolve their differences through dialogue.” But despite their statement, New Delhi fears that a huge number of refugees might cross borders. Besides that, they fear the huge capital that has gone to Islamist organizations in Bangladesh including Jamaat might have a negative impact across the border as well. A number of 5000 extra BSF personnel have been deployed, the paper reports. As a border state, West Bengal is worried about this issue too. The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken steps in this matter. The DG of the state police has increased vigilance in the border areas as per her orders.

  • Numan Abdullah

    They are apparently.

    • Anonymous

      given ur pro AL propaganda in this report, i am going to assume that you are not being sarcastic and that u want to think India should consider domestic unrest in bangladesh as their own business?

      • Numan Abdullah

        There has not emerged any political party in BD who deserves my vote. It does not make me pro AL if I defend the rights of the victims of war crimes in 71 and if I expose the face of the Jamatis. It is imperative for Bangladeshis to be aware of the fact that Jamat is at the centre of interest of all major powers for the realization of
        their next major goals in this region. And India has grave concerns about them in our ‘domestic’ unrest which is the apparent ‘headache’ of
        other jugglers who are in no way a neighbor to us from three sides.

  • Anonymous

    its india, what else do u expect?

  • Numan Abdullah

    The US was not fighting the Osama’s in the Afghan War.

  • Zman7

    Pro Bangladesh sounds good, you get a point for that. However, people are not divided on pro Pakistan or pro India basis. People know that jamaat are pro-Pakistan and a certain number of BNP people may be pro Pkaistan, but I don’t know who are pro-India. But when I say pro Liberation, I indicate those force who are in favor of 1971 independence movement. Unity on the basis of Liberation movement will absorb the so-called pro-India people (if there is any) and will attract pro Liberation or Pro Bangladesh people from the BNP. Hard-core pro Pakistan people will join Jamaat-Shibirs. There is a chance a number of intelligent-Shibir members might switch side and join the pro-Liberation force.

  • Zman7

    There are also pro US people, things are NOT so simple

    • SM

      So be pro BD and stop singing the tune of the snake charmer.

  • Numan Abdullah

    Right now, the burning of more Rohinya houses down to ashes any time when the Syedee appeal gets underway next month should be more concerning.

  • SM

    The first refugees will be the Indians working BD without work visas or may be not because supposedly SH signed a treaty allowing Indian forces to BD to save Indian nationals. Unfortunately Parliament does not have to approve any foreign treaties , PM’s approval is enough–as it is a norm in BD.

    • Dev Saha

      Throw them out if you wish. And, then, you got to travel all the to Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata to have your open heart surgeries. These Indians are not sewing clothes here in Bangladesh.

      • Zman7

        Well said Dev. Shame on those deceptive “elements” who have been misleading Bangladeshis (sometimes with outright lies) for more than half a century against AL, its leader, government, and the government of India.

        • Ash C.

          Dear Zaman7, long time no see. Just to say hello & that you take the cake! Keep it up. Regards.

    • Ash C.

      Hi SM, as it’s being dealt with the Jamatis a.k.a Pakistani Razakars, Bangladesh should also get rid of the Indian Razakars from its territory – the sooner the better – to make it safer.

    • Ash C.

      Hi SM, as the Jamatis a.k.a Pakistani Razakars are being dealt with, Bangladesh should also get rid of the Indian Razakars – the sooner the better – to make it safer.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKiMbC6s2k Madmon

        Who is really dealing with Pakistani Razakars? You? I thought they are your heroes. No need to be shy here, bro.

      • xPatriot

        haters!!

  • Dev Saha

    There is a price to pay if people like you would love to cleanse minorities from their land. I am sure you are aware of Palestinian problem.

  • Dev Saha

    Use your brain power to see where things are moving. Indians are not interested in making clothes for the world. There is no money in it unless you are ready to give workers less and less. Indians have gotten in the business of medicine and computer related services where margin are far higher. I hope you get the point. Garment business is going to go to the countries like Cambodia or other low paying countries. This is as simple as an Economy 101lesson. Next question, please?

    • World Chiz

      So that means the report of few days back..where some garments buying house coordinator in India said that India is now loaded with garments order…they are in their best times…with increased salary and situation in Bangladesh…India is gaining… all FALSE?

    • Nrb

      Yea so much for higher margin and such great economic success that the unbalanced growth has resulted in still having the 30-40% of the country in poverty. Garments are gateway to industrialization and India in many respect is still a backward country beside some tech hubs that produce shitty call center service and software. US companies are already moving call center to other locations or moving it back to the states.

  • Dev Saha

    Well, you can cleanse whoever you want. I do not belong to a Huukha-Hua group of yours, and I clearly see why Bangladesh is having so much political violence. And, at the end, my house would be burned as a consequence, right?

  • SM

    You have this obsession about “BACK” –Any suppressed closeted thought?..but BD bent over forward last 5 years for your Party AL to destroy with corruption and abuse of power bringing selected election at the end, and you are still going after it!

    • Ash C.

      Hahaha!

  • Dev Saha

    Who stops us collecting taxes from foreigners? Who stops us creating quality people with non-religion based scientific education? Indian Juju? How long are we going to whine?

    • SM

      If we really wanted then I am sure we could have done it –yeah first blame is on us, unfortunately.

  • Ash C.

    You should get your facts straight. The truck loads of guns were meant for ULFA, a separatist organization in Assam.

    • Numan Abdullah

      Ensured by BNP-Jamat under-the-table policies, with direct links to BNP backed ranks in the Armed Forces, BNP and Jamat leaders.

      • Ash C.

        Yes? Aren’t you showing your slip?

      • Ash C.

        Yes? Aren’t you showing your slip of one track mind?

      • Ash C.

        Yes? Aren’t you showing your slip of one track mind?

  • Ash C.

    I am an witness too & also to several other lootings by Indian forces. In the 3rd week of December 1971, while passing through, I counted roughly about 1500 to 2000 Very large empty Indian weapon carriers lined up at Daudkandi – the tail end almost reaching Comilla – for the purpose of taking back ‘Mal-e-Ghanimat’ (Spoils of War)! Same thing happened in Chittagong starting right from Patenga airport & from all over Bangladesh. Sign of friendship? Anyway, pointless telling these things to one eyed India lovers.

    • SM

      Ash it is the truth and Bangladeshis would have given everything to the Indians for saving and supporting us.

      • Ash C.

        But they behaved like conquerors instead of liberators till Bangabandhu returned & again whenever AL returned to power! No matter whatever Bangabandhu’s administrative & political failures were, if he was still alive, Sheikh Hasina – by all probability – would’ve remained a housewife looking after the kitchen & India would think twice before even dreaming of interfering in Bangladesh’s internal affairs & these ‘termites’ that are since seen in AL as Indian moles would be doing village politics if at all had the ability! But after watching the Liberation War, I’ve tremendous faith in the people of Bangladesh to destroy any internal/external forces wishing to turn it into a Indian vassal state. After all, the people didn’t drive the Pakistanis out just to become a colony of another! Imagine, we once accused the Pakistanis for colonizing us; and, now for long a quarter among the Bangladeshis unashamedly allowing India to dictate it in return for ‘help’ for staying in power!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKiMbC6s2k Madmon

    You mean, Pakistani leftover trash? And now, they are sending it to Mars as special load?

    • SM

      India can do anything for money –but kudos to India for looking after her interest unlike BD.

  • Sabina G

    What a redneck mentality this man has !! He thinks he owns this country !!

    • Dev Saha

      The old and ancient mentality has not changed that much and yet, the man would love to see his community being fairly treated in foreign country where he just got a migrant visa.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKiMbC6s2k Madmon

    With such treasure, Pakis could not stand more than two weeks and raised their white flag?

    • SM

      Because people were against them –India would not have bothered to cross the border otherwise.

  • Hiron

    Indian government is no better in reality. Yes, they are not dumb as our politicians hence, it’s difficult to catch them. If anything is better in India than it’s the judiciary.

  • Iftekhar Hassan

    India pressuring Bangladesh is not the right words. India consulting with the United States regarding critical situation in Bangladesh is not out of line or incorrect steps. Considering, there is huge risk for India is at stake here. Whereas, United States does have her own policy for sub-continent that is different for all three countries.

    Fundamental American desire is to see stability in Bangladesh, so business can grows and influence of leftist elements in Bangladesh decrease.

    Unfortunately, increase influence of hard core leftist, communist, atheist on PM Hasina are not not being seen as very positive in Washington DC.

  • Hiron

    Where do you get your information from? Jamati don’t get any special treatment from anyone in the UK. In fact no Bangladeshi political parties do, people actually laugh at Bangladeshi politics and the loyalty of fellow supporters sometimes holding British naturalisation certificate!

  • SM

    What ambiguity did you see regarding razakars? All of them are traitors and should face the law. It is not all about direct killings comparisons –it is about traitors who don’t support the interest about Bangladesh. We all know the atrocities by Pakistani army and Razakars of 71, now we see Pro India Razakars who have the audacity to support killings at the border, Killing of our rivers, and total economic treachery by destroying industry core competencies. The impact of these treacheries are on 160M people and future generations of this country. If you are a Bangladeshi then what is your problem in standing up for your own country’s future? Put your own country first.

  • Dev Saha

    People like you have been hoping for India’s fall since 1947. And that has not happened yet. Now, if you believe in some form of Astrology, I got no problem with such lunacy. I call it penis envy syndrome.
    You are constantly ignoring the fact that garment industry has become the only default sector for countries with very low wages. Yes, all industrialized countries used to make their clothes and shoes but no anymore. What does it tell you?
    You can call anything unbalanced growth because not all sectors of any given country will be growing in double digits. There is no such growth exists in this world. There many pockets of Chinese society are still poor and starving.

    My dear friend, our own house is on fire. Let s focus on our own problem before we advice Indians about their unbalanced growth. Maybe, they will hire you for your expertise?

  • Dev Saha

    Ann, time to take some responsibilities for our actions. As I said so many times, Indians are not fire bombing our streets and houses every five years. Our opposition parties do not even attend parliament and yet, they draw the monthly salaries. So, Indians need to be blamed for that too? The bloody episode started with Mujib killing in 1975 and it will go on until we figure out that fault lies squarely with us and not with the Indians. I am afraid democracy is not our cup tea when I look at some Arabian and South Asian countries’ political traditions and history. We do not have that many Jeffersonian minds in our hapless country where blame game has become rather the daily norm. Just blame thy neighbor!

  • Dev Saha

    So, you little imbecile can charge me with treason and threaten me with the consequences and expect me not returning the fire? You are pissing on wrong tree, dear!

    • SM

      Dear Dev at least Ann is a little imbecile who is supporting her Bangladesh but you are not and defending the Great India that is painful.