India-Bangladesh border management

India- Bangladesh border management

by Swadesh Roy

( May 10, 2012, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) Bangladesh shares land boundary with two countries; one is India and another is Myanmar. In 4289km land boundary of Bangladesh, Bangladesh shares only 193 km with Myanmar; another 4096 km boundary is shared with India. It is one of the longest borders between two countries. It is the 3rd longest border between two countries. The longest border between two countries is between Kazakhstan and Russia; it is 6846km. On the other hand the border between United States and Canada is 8893km. So it is clear that, border between Bangladesh and India is a very long border. Bangladesh shares border with five states of India. Including these five states Indian state West Bengal shares half of the total border. Bangladesh and West Bengal share 2217km border. Continue reading “India-Bangladesh border management”

One Eleven Ghost Returns in Bangladesh

One Eleven Ghost Returns in Bangladesh

by Jessica Fox

( May 02, 2012, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) Leaders of the main opposition – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and members of its 18-party alliances are in huge fear as most of the front-ranking leaders were forced into hiding following lodging of number of criminal cases against them by the State on April 28. There is no trace of the acting secretary general of BNP, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir since April 29 early hours, while many other leaders, who’s names already exists in the “hit-list”of Crusader-100 – are also facing similar charges and are absconding. Current situation in Dhaka can only be compared with that of “One-Eleven”, when mainstream leaders were indiscriminately arrested by the military dictated government, thus creating a kind of fearsome situation in Bangladesh . Now the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has visibly copied the same policy of the one-eleven government, possibly with the target of eliminating BNP and its alliances or at least cutting them into such a size, wherefrom they can barely play any active role in Bangladesh politics. Following lodging of the criminal cases and absconding of the opposition top-brasses, leader and spokesman of ruling AL , Mahbubul Hoque Hanif said, “the opposition has vanished from the political show just on lodging of the cases.” Continue reading “One Eleven Ghost Returns in Bangladesh”