Photo exhibition against border killing at Dhaka University ends

DU Correspondent | Published: 01:09, Mar 09,2020


A three-day photo exhibition protesting at border killings ended at the anti-terrorism Raju memorial sculpture on Dhaka University campus on Sunday.

Kanta-tar, a magazine, organised the exhibition remembering Felani Khatun, who was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force while crossing the India-Bangladesh border on January 7, 2011, marking the International Women’s Day, which was observed on Sunday (March 8) in the country as elsewhere across the globe.

A collection of photographs by Parvez Ahmed Roni displayed at the exhibition, said Mahfuj Abdullah, one of the organisers of the exhibition.

Mahfuj said that they also extended their support to Dhaka University student Nasir Abdullah who continued sit-in for the forty-fourth consecutive day at Raju memorial sculpture protesting against killings of Bangladeshis along borders.

Nasir, a marketing department student who began the sit-in at Raju sculpture on January 25, said that he would continue the sit-in until the government pressurises their Indian counterpart to stop the killings immediately.

At least 15 Bangladeshis were killed on the border by the Indian Border Security Force personnel in January, according to the media reports.

According to information gathered by rights organisation Odhikar, 455 Bangladeshis were killed by the Indian Border Security Force from 2009 to 2019. Besides, 657 Bangladeshis were injured and 518 Bangladeshis were allegedly abducted by BSF during this period. In 2019 alone, 41 Bangladeshis were killed by the BSF.

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