India-Bangladesh meeting to identify graveyards of soldiers

Agartala: A two-day Indo-Bangla district collector level meeting would begin in Agartala on Wednesday to discuss identification of cemeteries of the soldiers of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, official sources said today.

Border Security Force (L, with orange flag) and Bangladesh Rifles troopers (R, with blue flag) conduct a joint foot patrol on the zero line, the India-Bangladesh border, in Nischintapur. AFP

Border Security Force (L, with orange flag) and Bangladesh Rifles troopers (R, with blue flag) conduct a joint foot patrol on the zero line, the India-Bangladesh border, in Nischintapur. AFP

Many soldiers who died in the 1971 war against Pakistan were buried on the Indian side and the government of Bangladesh has taken the initiative for identification of those graveyards.

The meeting would discuss how to identify the four decade old cemeteries, the sources said.

The other issues which would figure in the meeting are problems of barbed wire fencing in the border, trafficking of women and children, border crimes and smuggling of phensydil cough syrup used for addiction.

The Indian delegation would be headed by Kiran Gitye, district magistrate of West Tripura district, and Bangladesh side would be headed by the deputy collector of neighbouring Brahmanbaria district.

PTI


Updated Date: Jul 02, 2013 15:53 PM

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