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I thought that the BSF soldiers would shoot Habibur Rehman at the end and I had no courage to see a man dying. Thanks to Ishtiaq Hassan, the press counselor at Bangladesh High Commission Islamabad who offered me some newspapers from Bangladesh to go through when I was there in his office, waiting for my visa to be processed. Through those newspapers I came to know that Habibur Rehman had somehow escaped from the brutal clutches of those villains of Indian BSF. Maltreatment with Habibur Rehman is not the only example of Indian brutality against the people of Bangladesh. There are so many other examples also, more heartrending and more frightening. The killing of Felani, a 15 years old Bangladeshi girl is also one of such terrible incidents. It was 7th of January, 2011 when she was returning to Bangladesh with her father from Nayadilli, India.
Since there was no proper place of crossing the Bangladesh and Indian border, the father and the daughter managed to go across the barbed wire boundary using a ladder. Unfortunately Felani's clothes got entangled in the wire and she started screaming for help. In response to her call for help, the BSF members started shooting at her mercilessly and just in next fifteen minutes she was no more in this world. Such inhuman and callous incidents are a part of the routine at the Bangladesh-Indian border. The people of Bangladesh are so helpless that they could do nothing but raise slogans of dissent and protest against these atrocities. And more painful is the cruel silence of so-called international peace-keepers who never pay any heed to this never-ending series of injustice and brutality.
Written by Professor Ali Sukhanver
Pakistan Cyber Force