‘Rajnath to visit Dhaka to discuss Rohingya radicalisation’

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Rajnath SinghIndia’s home minister Rajnath Singh will pay a three-day visit to Bangladesh beginning 13 July, according to a report written by PTI and carried by The Economic Times.

During the visit, the Indian minister “will hold discussions on various issues including anti-terror cooperation, attempts by terror groups to radicalise youths and Rohingya refugees”, the Indian agency said quoting officials on Tuesday.

Rajnath Singh is expected to meet Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina and discuss various bilateral issues, according to the report.

In his meeting with home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Singh would discuss ways to strengthen the anti-terror mechanism between the two countries and check radicalisation of youths by terrorist groups, the report quoted a home ministry official as saying.

The Rohingya issue is also expected to figure in the meeting, the report added.

Singh would be accompanied by top officials of the home ministry and the Border Security Force, said the report. It added that the delegation will discuss steps to be taken to strengthen the existing mechanism to check movement of illegal immigrants and smuggling of cattle, arms and ammunition, narcotics and other items through the porous Indo-Bangla border.

The report said that the Indian side is expected to take up the issue of the continuous inflow of fake Indian currency notes from across the border and the attacks on BSF personnel by criminals based in Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh side is expected to raise the issue of their nationals being killed or injured in BSF firing along the border and the illegal transport of drugs into their territory from the Indian side, said the report.

India shares a 4,096-km-long border with Bangladesh.

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