Bangladesh bans night time movements in borders

Written by: Devaki
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Dhaka, May 17: Bangladesh has restricted the night-time movement of people along its borders with India, in order to avert frequent incidents of killings of its citizens in cross-border shootouts.

"The order was conveyed to the administrative authorities of the frontier districts and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR)," said a spokesman of the government.

The spokesman also informed that the local administrations were also enforced to launch a motivational campaign involving representatives from local communities to deter citizens from moving along the borders at night.

Rights group Odikar had recently reported that more than 900 Bangladeshis were killed with in ten years between Jan 2000 to Apr 2010.

The latest incident was the assault of two Bangladeshis due to a firing by Border Security Force (BSF) at Thakurgaon borders on Friday, May 14.

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