17 September 2022, Sat, 10:17

Harshly criticizes government’s weak and ineffective foreign policy

Myanmar forces shot mortar shells inside Bangladesh territory; one killed; Acting Secretary General condemns

- Maulana ATM Masum

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Acting Secretary General Maulana ATM Masum has issued the following statement on 17th September 2022 protesting and condemning the subservient and ineffective foreign policy of the incumbent Awami League government and the hurling of mortar shells in the frontier area by the Myanmar security forces.

“In comparison to the aggressive policy of neighboring country Myanmar, the foreign policy of Bangladesh is very weak and ineffective. It is very obvious. Taking the opportunity, the military junta government has dared to reinforce military personnel in the Bangladesh-Myanmar border area and subsequently hit the frontiers with mortar shells. We want to assert that, the people of Bangladesh will not tolerate such an interfering attitude from any country.

On the last 16th of September, a mortar shell exploded in the Tumru area near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border area under Naikhangchari thana of the Bandarban district. A situation of panic and fear is still prevailing over there. Earlier, on the last 28th of August, similar two mortar shells were found in the same area but those were not exploded.

Again, on 3rd September, two explosives of Myanmar fighters and a fighting helicopter fell down inside the territory of Bangladesh. Such an aggressive and desperate attitude from Myanmar is a clear threat to the sovereignty of Bangladesh. But the government of Bangladesh did not take any stern measures in this regard. As such, the Myanmar security forces are becoming more hostile to repeating the same incident. We are vehemently condemning the weak and submissive foreign policy of the incumbent government. I am praying for the salvation of the departed soul and extending sympathy to his mournful family.

The government was supposed to take effective actions to stop border killings and solve the Rohingya crisis. But the government has failed to do so. The people of Bangladesh firmly believe that due to the weak and failed foreign policy of the incumbent government, the Rohingya crisis still remains unresolved and unattended.

Along with condemning the incidents, we are expecting effective measures from the United Nations and other global platforms to resolve the ongoing crisis.