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BSF abducts 5 children from border

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) abducted five children from Haripur Border under Haripur upazila in Thakurgaon yesterday morning.

The victims are Pania, 15, son of Denial; Md Shahabuddin, 13, son of Abdul Kuddus; Montu, 6, son of Mohammad Nazrul Islam; Raihan, 8, son of Atabuddin and Shetabul Islam, 8, son of Joynal.

All the children are from Minapur village adjacent to the border.

BDR and local sources said the children set nets in the low-lying areas near on Haripur border Thursday evening for fishing.

On Friday morning around 6:30am the BSF members of Moldakhanda BSF camp entered no man's land and picked up the five children.

Acting Commander of BDR 2 Rifles Battalion Major Korishi told The Daily Star over mobile phone that they are corresponding with the BSF and asked them to attend a flag meeting.

BSF is yet to respond till filing of this report at 4:45pm.

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India wants us to give them trade corridor, access to our ports whilst they murder our people daily and they even started entering our land to abduct our children. I think our leaders and opposition should unite to fight against this aggression

: Manzoor Ashraf

has any minister or the PM reacted to this news? kids, they are kids for crying out loud. i am enraged.

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  • Prof. Dr. Iftikhar-ul-Awwal, DU
    Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:27 AM GMT+06:00 (3 days ago)

    Why do we have a foreign policy at the cost of our poor countrymen? In the past four months, BSF has killed about forty Bangladeshi citizens in the border belts. They have created terror in the north-east through willful infiltration of Khasias. Now they have abducted children from no man's land. Why are we so soft and cool as if nothing has happened ? Mind that, we are dealing with human beings, and not commodities. Our Government must not be an onlooker to such hostile actions on the part of our immediate neighbour. Please summon the Indian HC, and convey our strongest protest on this score.

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