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Foreign minister: Border killings have come down

  • Published at 09:00 pm October 12th, 2019
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Momen said the incidents of border killings will come down if illegal border crossing is prevented

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said the killing incidents along Bangladesh-India border have significantly come down in recent years.

Momen told journalists on Saturday at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport, reports a local daily newspaper.

He said, more than 100 people were killed in the bordering areas between 2001 and 2002; around

66 people were killed in 2003, while 3 to 4 people in 2018.

Momen said the incidents of border killings will come down if illegal border crossing is prevented.

The foreign minister said, Bangladesh will be benefited by the gas export deal, and it is indeed good news for the country.

About the water-sharing deal with India on Feni river, He said the neighboring country has been allowed to withdraw water from the river for a town with only six thousand people.

Before inking the deal, India used to withdraw water from the river using pumps, but now it has been allowed to withdraw a limited scale of water under its own monitoring system, he said.