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No room for terrorists

PM reaffirms govt's stance as Indian home minister calls on

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reiterated her government's firm stance against terrorism, saying Bangladesh would not allow its territory to be used for launching attacks on other countries.

Hasina made the remarks when visiting Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde paid a courtesy call on her at her office in the capital.

The premier said the cooperation between Bangladesh and neighbouring India to fight terrorism is on the right track.

She expressed satisfaction over the signing of the Extradition Treaty and Revised Travel Arrangement (RTA), and hoped that the RTA would make the visa-obtaining process easier and help increase people-to-people contact.

Hasina also said Bangladesh is eagerly waiting for ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement 1974 and its protocol by India to implement various clauses, including exchange of adversely-possessed areas.

In this context, she mentioned that Bangladesh wants early signing of the Teesta Agreement.

Terming poverty a common enemy of the region, Hasina described various programmes of her government to reduce poverty.

She mentioned that about five crore people have been elevated to middle-class status during the last four years following the pragmatic steps of her government.

The premier recalled India's great role in the Liberation War in 1971 saying the people of Bangladesh would always remember their contributions.

PM's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed reporters after the meeting.

Ambassador at-Large M Ziauddin, Premier's Principal Secretary Shaikh Md Wahid-uz-Zaman, Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka Pankaj Saran, among others, were present.

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How About BD terrorists and Razakars staying in India?

: rch

Any wise, country loving leader in such deal would have demanded from India safety of its citizen who is daily killed by the BSF. But for PM Hasina pleasing the Indians at any cost is more important than saving the Bangladeshi lives.

: Barkat


  • M. Ashraf
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 06:01 AM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    What about the ones that belong to the ruling party? Murderers associated with the ruling party are pardoned and model citizens. Please focus on water issue and the fact that we have scores of Indians running Bangladeshi companies. Are we Bangladeshis not good enough? Please stop the circus.

  • msn
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 08:34 AM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    May I ask you one question, Dear PM, Who are the terrorist in your sense, Bikash or Fakhrul?

  • Rashid Ahmed
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 04:22 PM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    Please do not create grounds for making terrorists and then blame the terrorists to attain your own political gains. When terrorists are created, law and order situation declines and it will affect the entire nation including yourself, as it affected Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. The legacy continues for long. You already know this dangerous game, unless you have decided to move to US, Canada or UK for good leaving behind the mass population to suffer.





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