Felani, a Bangladeshi teenage girl, was brutally murdered by the Border Security Forces (BSF) of India at the border. She was shot on her back near the border fence at 7 January 2011 midnight at Anantapur border in Kurigram district of Bangladesh. When she fell onto the fence and got stuck, the Indian troops barred anyone to reach out to her to help. She hung from the fence for nearly four hours, bleeding, screaming in pain and begging for help. Armed Indian BSF personnel kept anyone from helping and Felani died from her wounds and loss of blood.
Months ago India began a trial to probe Felani's murder. Last week, Constable Amiya Ghosh, the BSF personnel responsible for the killing, was acquitted by an Indian court and named an "Indian Patriot" for his acts.
The government of Bangladesh has remained unprecedentedly silent about the killing of her citizen. Neither the Prime Minister, nor her cabinet members even the foreign minister, nor even the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi or Consulate in Kolkata made any statement.
Now, in response of these diplomatically biased and anti-state activities of the government of Bangladesh toward India, we demand the road in front of Indian High Commission in Dhaka to be renamed to "Felani Road". If the renaming is not done, we ourselves will begin calling and incite everyone else to call the road as "Felani Road".
- Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Rename the road in front of the Indian High Commission to "Felani Road"
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