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Report sought on firearm use on border

Published: 21st December 2012 10:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 10:04 AM   |  A+A-

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the Centre on the use of firearms in counter-infiltration operations, acting on petitions over the death of a minor Bangladeshi girl in alleged BSF firing.

The apex human rights panel issued the direction to the Union Home Secretary while adjudicating a petition filed by Prof Mizanur Rahman, chairman of Bangladesh’s NHRC and another petition by rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy, both regarding the killing of the minor girl along the Indo-Bangla border. While returning home with her father from India, Felani was shot dead by BSF men on January 7, 2011 at Fulbari in Bangladesh’s Kurigram district. No inquiry has been conducted into the killing and no compensation paid to Felani’s family, Tripathy said in his petition.

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