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Odhikar condemns BSF firing at Bangladeshi citizens in Jointapur, Sylhet

March 15, 2010 Statement On March 14, 2010, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire at the Jointapur frontier in Sylhet District which left 15 Bangladeshi citizens injured. The people at the border area had bound to leave their villages due to the sudden attack by the BSF. A tense situation exists all around […]

March 15, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) must stop killings and violating human rights against Bangladeshi citizens

15 November, 2009 Press Statement  The Indian Foreign Secretary, Ms. Nirupama Rao, is in Bangladesh for a 2 day official visit for preparing grounds to finalise which issues should be discussed during the Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s upcoming three day visit to India from December19, 2009.The Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mr. Mohammed Mirajul Quayes and Indian Foreign […]

November 15, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Odhikar statement on the reference to the Supreme Court regarding BDR mutiny case

 August 24, 2009 Odhikar welcomes the decision of the Government to send the BDR mutiny matter to the Supreme Court to seek advice under Article 106 of the Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh regarding the law under which the trial should take place signifying the sovereign jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in interpreting constitution and recognising the […]

August 24, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Statement on election violence

Dates Covered: 14-24 December 2008

December 24, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

17 persons were killed by law enforcers in February 2007

According to the documentation of Odhikar, on human rights violations which occurred during 01 to 28 February 2007, as many as 17 persons were killed by the law enforcement agencies. Of them, 9 were killed by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), 5 by police, 1 by the army, 1 by joint forces and 1 by […]

March 1, 2007 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Indian miscreants kill 607 Bangladeshis in 7 years

Trespass into Bangladesh territory by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has caused terrible human rights violations at the border areas in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi people are killed, injured, abducted, arrested by BSF. It has also been alleged that acts of rape and mugging have been perpetrated by BSF at the border areas. Continuous attacks on […]

February 25, 2007 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }