DHAKA, Feb 15 � Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told a top US diplomat that despite assurances from the highest level in India, killings and torture of Bangladeshis by Indian border guards is continuing, her press secretary said today.
�The assurance to stop such incidents came several times from the highest level in India...We are repeatedly requesting them (India) to keep their words,� Hasina�s deputy press secretary Nazrul Islam quoted her as saying during a meeting with visiting US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O Blake late yesterday.
Islam told PTI that the premier�s comment came as Blake asked her if the recent killings by BSF deteriorated Bangladesh-India relations.
The foreign ministry earlier this month expressed �disappointment� over a recent remark of India�s Border Security Force (BSF) chief saying that shootouts along Indo-Bangla borders could not be stopped completely. � PTI