Two neighboring countries argue on 13 loggers abduction
Dhaka, March 28: Argument between Burma and Bangladesh on abduction of 13 Bangladeshi loggers by Nasaka, just before a week Prime Minister of Burma Khin Nyunt’s visit to Bangladesh.
Nasaka, the Border Security Force of Burma abducted 13 loggers from Bandarban
a bordering district of Bangladesh with Burma on 25 March.
They were abducted by Nasaka from Bangladesh territory while they were going to harvest wood from Fulchari
area near the pillar No. 47 and 48, the BDR source said.
Bangladesh Defense Rifles,
BDR sent a letter to its counterpart demanding immediate release of the wood
cutters but Nasaka replied they were held for
entering Burma illegally.
In this connection, BDR
proposes of a flag meeting to solve the problem but Burmese side still remains
Analyst said that poor demarcation
of border between Naikkhangchari
of Bangladesh and Maung Daw of Burma, has fuelled such abductions in recent years.
For proper demarcation an
initiative was taken four years back but the death of 3 people in the landmine
explosion planted by
Burmese military stalled the process since then.
The incursion of Nasaka into Bangladesh has unnerved locals and prompted BDR to be on high
alert, local sources said.
This border incident news
came to Dhaka and Rangoon as considerable annoyance, because Prime Minister of Burma due to
Dhaka on 4 April to strengthen the friendly ties between
the two neighbors.#