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Indo-Bangladesh peace put in peril by rise in terrorism, extremism: PM Hasina

By Oneindia Staff Writer

New Delhi, April 10: On Monday, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is currently on a visit to India, spoke on issues ranging from terrorism to water sharing at India Foundation Awareness programme, Delhi.

"We have comprehensively addressed India's security concerns. This has been a factor in trust building," Bangladesh PM Hasina was quoted as saying by ANI.

Sheikh Hasina

"Our journey towards peace and prosperity is put in peril by the rise in terrorism and violent extremism," added PM Hasina.

The Bangladeshi PM said that both the countries had amicably settled land boundary and maritime boundary issues. "We strongly believe our common water resources must act as a uniting force. Comprehensive in-built solution to water sharing of all common rivers holds key to our common future," she said.

"On the river Teesta issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again reiterated his government's strong resolve to conclude the water sharing treaty at the earliest," PM Hasina added.

The Bangladesh government believes that once the water sharing issues are solved, the face of Indo-Bangladesh relations would undergo another transformation. "People of India and its government supported us wholeheartedly during the War of Liberation in 1971. Bangladesh Parliament recently adopted a unanimous resolution declaring March 25 as Genocide day in remembrance of Pakistan's atrocities against the Bangladeshi people," said PM Hasina.

"We want this genocide to be recognised by the International community. PM Modi has made commitment to remain with us in our efforts," she added.

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