HYCPA warns India of defense deal with Bangladesh

By our Staff Reporter   

GUWAHATI, April 2: The Hindu Yuba-Chatra Parishad: Asom (HYCPA) has cautioned the Government of India not to transfer any weapon and war technology to Bangladeshi in the proposed defense agreement between India and Bangladesh.

In a statement issued to the press today, HYCPA president Balen Baishya and general secretary Dipankar Gohain said: “India has lost much in its trail for friendship with Bangladesh. If India goes for such a trail for friendship on defense again, it will only invite its own peril. Bangladesh was never a friend of India ideologically, traditiolly and strategically. And it’s not a friend even now. The crackdown on the militants of Assam taking shelter in Bangladesh and Islamic militants in Bangladesh is only for political interest of the neighbouring country, not for the sake of friendship with India. Had Sheikh Hashi been a real friend of India, she would have inquired into the killing of 16 BSF jawans in the Mankachar-Boraibari sector along the India-Bangladesh border on April 19, 2001 and given exemplary punishment to the erring people. If she has any goodwill for India, she wouldn’t have taken away 10,600 acre of our land through the land swap deal between the two countries. Her failure to ensure security to Hindus in Bangladesh is a glaring proof that she’s not a friend of India.”

Baishya and Gohain further said that if India transfers its weapons and war technology to Bangladesh, that weapons and technology will certainly be used against India someday. “If Bangladesh is a friend of India, let her hand over the killers of BSF jawans to India, sp her strategic partnership with Chi, return the lands it has grabbed through the India-Bangladesh land swap deal, ensure security to Hindus staying in Bangladesh, take back lakhs of Bangladeshis illegally staying in Assam and India,” they said, and added that that would prove her goodwill towards India.

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