Sheikh Hasina on Cattle smuggling: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened up about cattle smuggling from India to Bangladesh amid investigations into cattle smuggling cases in West Bengal. What did he say?
Hasina accepted that some cases of cow smuggling still happen
Dhaka: Bengal is in uproar over the investigation of the cow smuggling case. Trinamool leader Anuvrata Mondal in CBI custody. Every day sensational information is coming out about this case. Meanwhile, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina claimed that the problem of cattle smuggling from India to Bangladesh has reduced a lot. He also said that discussions are going on between India and Bangladesh in this regard. He commented that India should show a little ‘patience’ in this regard.
In an interview to news agency ANI, he said, “Even now some incidents (cow smuggling) happen. So we are discussing this with India, they should show some patience on cow smuggling. As you already know, our country does not depend much on Indian cows now. We are increasing our own number of cows. Because we need cattle here. But there is some smuggling at the border. So the border guards of both sides, they sit together and discuss. If any such incident happens, they hold a flag meeting, discuss. So, we assure that it (cow trafficking) will reduce further, it should not happen.”
The Bangladeshi Prime Minister is coming to India on an important bilateral visit on Monday. India and Bangladesh have enjoyed mutual friendship for decades. Currently, the economies of these two countries are growing fastest among the South Asian countries. During Hasina’s four-day visit, that cooperative relationship is expected to grow further. The Bangladeshi Prime Minister is expected to discuss defense cooperation and regional stability as well as economic cooperation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Apart from this, Hasina also opened her mouth about the attack on the minority community in Bangladesh. He said, “I think that both countries should show generosity. Bangladesh is a secular country. We have people of many religions here and religious harmony is very high here. So my party, party people and my government are very aware of any incident of communal violence. We take immediate action.”