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    " Bangladeshi sovereignty under Indian threat!

    Bangladeshi sovereignty under Indian threat!

    In my last report, I have expressed anxiety over then future political crisis in Bangladesh, now the time has arrived. The situation seems grieve than the expectations. Both the government and opposition parties kept their rigid stance over their own grounds.

    But, there is a presence of larger dark cloud in the Bangladeshi sky. Not only its domestic political and socio-economical stability is under threat because of the power struggle between two largest political parties, but recently it’s been revealed that Bangladesh’s sovereignty is under cross border threats as well, at the same time.

    This threat is coming from Bangladesh’s biggest neighbor and the regional power India.

    As the election date is coming near, therefore, Indian newspapers, like renowned ‘Indian Times’, started to publish articles with such title as “Bangladesh is in a violent phase and India must do all it can to see a friendly regime return to powerâ€.

    India is patronizing current BAL government to secure their several interests like, Securing Indian control over the North-Eastern Indian States who holds considerable demand for secession and situated in the borders of Bangladesh, to use free transit route inside Bangladesh along with the intention to secure and create ground for Indian investments on power sector. Indian government is aware of the fact that Bangladeshi public do not want to serve Indian purpose on their own costs. The recent Indian project to build an environment damaging power plant with an agreement with BAL government in Bangladesh’s biggest forest faced with severe protests all over the Bangladesh.

    The upcoming election of Bangladesh is an extremely important one for the country’s future orientation. Superpowers like U.S, China and India, all are concerned with their own interests in the future Bangladesh.

    In the other hand, global power U.S seems to take more pragmatic stance which is not in line with India. Bangladeshi opposition party BNP already restated that they will keep their stance with U.S in the war against terrorism in the region. Also, the reason behind U.S stance is as of 2nd November, Bangladesh leading newspaper Daily Star published a recent public poll where it shows that 55% votes are to be casts on BNP’s ballot and only 28% to the BAL. Not only this poll, but every other polls on electoral issues are clearly demonstrating that more than 50% of the population is supporting the opposition, U.S has no reason to ignore public demand.

    After a visit of U.S ambassador to Dhaka Mr. Dan Mozena to Delhi and Indian reactions to his visit made it clear that this different stance behind Bangladeshi political parties created a conflict between U.S and India.

    The disagreement between India and U.S over the upcoming Bangladeshi election is serious to the extent that, Indian newspapers in their articles openly demands India to intervene in Bangladesh, in words like, “This, in a way, revives the pre-1971 scenario where a similar situation forced India to back the Bengali insurrection and militarily intervene in East Pakistan, braving threats of a US naval intervention.â€

    Just last week, an Indian Air Force’s MI17v5 Helicopter touched the Bangladeshi ground after 42 years, now these demand to Indian intervention into Bangladesh to bring BAL to the power again left no space to ignore the seriousness of the situation as also recently another Indian daily published from Assam published the news of a budget approval from Delhi to spend money in Bangladeshi election, and the amount is way bigger than the amount they spent in last Bangladeshi election’s budget told by 'The Economist'!

    India is simply being over confident and seems to exercise power across its border, any Indian activities, covert or overt will not only be a illegal act of violation of Bangladesh’s sovereignty and add extreme tension in the already severe conflicting domestic politics, but also can put millions of Hindu minority’s security under serious risk in Bangladesh.

    So, the Bangladeshi political turmoil caused by the fate of upcoming election already been so severe because of the conflict between two most powerful political, and now it added the international dimension to the problem. I hope, at the end the will of Bangladeshi people should win.

    Bangladeshi sovereignty under Indian threat! - CNN iReport

    India discussing BD politics with different countries: Pankaj

    Reported on: November 16th, 2013 12:06:06 pm

    Dhaka, Nov 16 (UNB) – Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran on Saturday said they were discussing Bangladesh political situation with other countries that have interest about its peace and stability.

    “We’re discussing the situation in Bangladesh with different countries who have an interest in peace and stability in Bangladesh…we have discussed this issue also with American government,” he told reporters after a function here in the morning.

    Pankaj, however, declined to say at what level the discussion was being held on Bangladesh issue with the USA.

    Asked about Prime Minister’s Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s reported visit to his residence recently, the Indian envoy said, “He actually had come with a view to updating us on the situation in Bangladesh.”

    http://unbconnect.com/pankaj-bd-politics/#&panel1-1
     
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    Re: " Bangladeshi sovereignty under Indian threat!

    Published: Monday, November 25, 2013

    Rehana meets Indian envoy
    Staff Correspondent

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinas younger sister Sheikh Rehana yesterday had a lengthy meeting with Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran.

    Reliable sources told The Daily Star that during the two-hour-long meeting starting at 6:00pm, the duo discussed various issues, especially Bangladeshs ongoing political situation and the upcoming parliamentary election.

    Further details could not be known.


    http://www.thedailys...s-indian-envoy/

    Dhaka University Intl relation professor now accused India to be core problem creating political instability in Bangladesh. He pointed out how indian so called "diplomats" and indian agents undermining Bangladeshi institutions, labeling Bangladesh in bad light and staring up crisis.

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    বিডিটুডে.নেট:রাজনৈতিক সংকটের জন্য ভারতীয় কূটনীতিকরাই দায়ী
     
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    A dire warning



    Motions of dramatic events of political and geopolitical engagement have of late been staged in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. All of them appear to be either misdirected or misleading. In Indian media analyses and diplomatic innuendoes, an impression was created that a Delhi-Washington-Dhaka triangle of crisis management had been invoked to try break the disastrous stalemate over election-time transitional government in Bangladesh.

    The end-result of the recent Dhaka visit of Nisha Deshai Biswal, new US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia and Central Asian Affairs advocating, amongst other issues of bilateral import she attended to, that the Awami League and the BNP should engage urgently in a dialogue to resolve their differences over the election-time transitional government, belie that impression.

    She said the USA has no preference as to who wins the popular mandate in a “free, fair and commonly acceptable” general election in Bangladesh, posing the question whether a general election in Bangladesh without the participation of the BNP-led opposition alliance would be acceptable to the people of Bangladesh.

    The Indian High Commission in Dhaka, on the other hand, told newsmen that Delhi was in touch with Washington (and other powers interested in regional security) over the transitional impasse in Bangladesh, and the Indian media, quoting Indian government sources, openly advocated that “Bangladesh is in a violent phase”, and India in its own extended security interests “must do all it can” to help the proven India-friendly government of Sheikh Hasina to return to power. Notably, Nisha Biswal went back to Washington from Dhaka instead of going to Delhi on her way back as had been publicised in the Indian-influenced local media.

    Cost of disagreement
    Before coming to Bangladesh, Nisha Desai Biswal had written about Bangladesh in a press statement to Reuters on “Fighting for democracy in South Asia” on November 15 as follows: “In Bangladesh, as the ruling Awami League Party and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party dispute how to hold constitutionally mandated elections this winter, there has been increasing political instability with rallies and general strikes that have at times turned violent. The longer the two sides cannot agree on a framework for an interim government to oversee the next election, the more likely Bangladeshi citizens will take to the streets to express their frustrations.”
    Indeed she saw even during her visit, when “political agitation” was put on hold in her honour by the Opposition 14-party alliance that people had already come out on the streets. In Sitakundo, bloody confrontation between supporters of a detained local Islamist leader (whose tortured body the local people discovered dead and abandoned by the police after the departure of Ms Biswal) had lead to violent siege of Dhaka-Chittagong highway, cutting off Chittagong, the principal sea-port of Bangladesh from the rest of the country for days together. She also saw continuing violent strikes and labour unrest around Dhaka in Asulia-Gazipur-Tongi belt and in Kanchpur-Narayanganj pockets garments-manufacture. A Congressional hearing on Bangladesh over both labour rights and human rights violations has begun after her return to Washington.
    Last year on June 13, 2012, in its Asia report No 226, the International Crisis Group made an assessment on the Bangladesh situation as follows: “Bangladesh could face a protracted political crisis in the lead-up to the 2013 elections unless Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government changes course and takes a more conciliatory approach towards the political opposition and the military.

    Dangers of 15th amendment
    “Instead of changing the old pattern of politics, the AL government has systematically used parliament, the executive and the courts to reinforce it, including by filing corruption cases against Khaleda Zia, the BNP chairperson, and employing security agencies to curb opposition activities. Most worrying, however, is the AL-dominated parliament’s adoption of the fifteenth amendment to the constitution, which scraps a provision mandating the formation of a neutral caretaker administration to oversee general elections.
    “The fifteenth amendment carries other dangers as well. For example, anyone who criticises the constitution may now be prosecuted for sedition; new procedures have rendered further amendments virtually impossible; and the death penalty is prescribed for plotting to overthrow an elected government – a thinly veiled warning to the military, which has done so four times in as many decades.
    “On 19 January, (2012) it the military announced it had foiled a coup by mid-level and retired officers who sought to install an Islamist government. This followed an assassination attempt on an AL member of parliament in October 2009 by mid-level officers seething over the deaths of 57 officers in a mutiny by their subordinate paramilitary border guards the previous February. Large-scale dismissals, forced retirements, deepening politicisation and a heavy-handed approach to curb dissent and root out militants have created an unstable and undisciplined force. While a top-level coup is unlikely, the prospect of mid-level officers resorting to violence to express their suppressed anger is increasingly high.
    “Should the situation deteriorate to the point that the army again decides to intervene, it is unlikely to be content to prop up civilian caretakers and map a course to fresh elections as it did in 2007. This time the generals could be expected to have more staying power, not to mention less reluctance to carry out ‘minus two’ – their previous plan to remove Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia from politics.”

    The govt. blamed
    That situation has hardly changed. Widespread civil unrest, lawlessness and “winner take all” conduct of the ruling coterie has only aggravated the intensity of simmering discontent of the people as well as the righteous members of state institutions.
    On November 20, on the Opinion Pages of the New York Times, the editorial comments of the newspaper, squarely blamed the incumbent administration in Bangladesh for the brewing political crisis that has reached explosive proportions by now from the beginning of the year 2013. The editorial reads: “Responsibility for this crisis sits squarely with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the leader of the Awami League party. Ms. Hasina seems determined to hang on to power in advance of general elections scheduled for January and to neutralize her opponents by any means necessary. In 2011, she scrapped a constitutional provision for the governing party to cede power to a neutral caretaker government three months before elections take place. Instead, Ms. Hasina set up an ‘all-party’ government over which she presides. This is not acceptable to Khaleda Zia, a former prime minister who is the leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, or B.N.P. The two are locked in a potentially explosive impasse.
    “Meanwhile, the Jamaat-e-Islami party, an ally of the B.N.P., has been banned from participating in the upcoming elections. Many Bangladeshis who support the Awami League fear that Islamist parties are threatening the foundation of a country that fought bitterly to separate from Pakistan in 1971. But banning Jamaat-e-Islami from participating in the electoral process is only forcing frustrated supporters into the streets.
    Meanwhile, trials held by the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh, which was set up in 2009 to try people accused of committing atrocities during the 1971 war with Pakistan, have targeted opposition leaders. The tribunal appears to be yet another tool to stifle political opponents. If violations of rights continue, Bangladesh could face pressure, including perhaps sanctions, from the international community. Prime Minister Hasina needs to restore autonomy to Bangladesh’s judiciary, stop persecuting human rights activists and work with the political opposition to find an acceptable transitional government ahead of next year’s election.”
    One wonders whether Sheikh Hasina will at all heed the warning and seek a safe exit for herself from the impassable imbroglio, sparing the people of Bangladesh the ordeal of a possible economic sanctions imposed by its major western clientele of garments exports.

    Holiday
     
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    Whoooooo....India is an expansionist power:BVICTORY::BVICTORY:
     
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    we care for our bd brothers :partay:
     
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    UPA doing all this,
    they can't even do something about India's Sovereignty.
     
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