Acting secretary general of BNP Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday criticized the government for its submissive role in ensuring justice for the family of Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun who was killed by a BSF constable.
“The BSF member accused of killing Felani has been acquitted. It’s a usual matter for them (India). But, it’s very regrettable that our government didn’t take any strong step against the killing,” he told a discussion.
The BNP spokesman also opined that killings of innocent Bangladeshis by the Border Security Force (BSF) of India have not stopped due to the knee-jerk policy of the current regime towards India.
Engineers’ Association of Bangladesh (EAB) arranged the discussion, titled ‘Freedom of press and Mahmudur Rahman’ at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.
Amiya Ghosh who was charged with killing Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun nearly two years back has been freed as a special court, constituted by the Border Security Force (BSF) of India, in its verdict acquitted Amiya of the murder charge.
Felani, 15, was shot dead by the BSF man while she was entering Bangladesh over the barbed-wire fences along Anantapur border point in Kurigram district on January 7, 2011.
Fakhrul said border killing is totally against the International laws. “There’s no border in the world except Israel-Palestine one where border killing takes place regularly like Bangladesh-India border.”
He also urged the professionals to wage a strong movement against the border killing.