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M’laya CM asks centre to put pressure on B’desh
Correspondent Shillong, Dec 23:
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Published on 24 Dec. 2008 1:58 AM IST
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The Meghalaya government today asked the centre to "exert maximum pressure" on Bangladesh to flush out Indian militants sheltered on its soil and targeting India along with terror outfits of Bangladesh hiding in that country. "Bangladesh should act against the militant camps for its own interest and in the interest of its immediate neighbour," Chief Minister Donkupar Roy said. India shares a 4,095 km-long border with Bangladesh including the longest in West Bengal at 2,216-km, part of which is porous, riverine and unfenced, and prone to frequent infiltration and skirmishes. More than 100 camps of North East-based militants, including the United Liberation Front of Asom, National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Issac-Muivah) among others are operating inside Bangladesh. Meghalaya which shares 423 Km long border with Bangladesh has been used as a corridor to sneak in and out of the country due to its strategic location. Echoing similar views of his Assam and Tripura counterparts, Roy said the government of India must put similar pressure on Bangladesh like what they did to Pakistan. "Terrorism can be stop only if no country allow terrorists to use its soil as its sanctuary," he said. Earlier, Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary asked Bangladesh to cooperate with India and dismantle militant camps inside that country. "It is in their interest; Bangladesh must cooperate with India and dismantle militant camps inside their country. They cannot grow without being friendly to India," Mooshahary said.

 
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