South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

Do children understand borders? Perhaps not.

But borderguards surely dont understand that.
In an unusually insensitive act of border policing, six Bangladeshi children have been taken away by the Indian Border Security Force from the Parsuram-Belonia border at Feni.
The children were taken on Thursday and have not yet been returned.
Locals say they are all below 10 years of age.
Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) officials say the children, taken away from near Border Pillar 2160/5, will be produced in an Indian court on Monday (Mar 25).
BGB Majumderhat company Commander Subedar Ruhul Amin has identified those taken away as Shimul, 8, Sohel, 8, Nayan, 8, Nazma Akhter, 9, and Salma Akhter, 5.
Locals and guardians said the children were taken away by the BSF while playing in a garden in north Baurthuma area, near the Indian border on Thursday.
The BSF told the BGB at a flag meeting that the children have been handed over to the local police.
They are currently lodged at a children’s home in Udaipur, administrative headquarters of South Tripura district. On Mar 25, they will be produced at a local court, Amin said.

Source: – 27/03/2013 (