A Border Security Force (BSF) man killed by the Bangladeshi beggars over a bottle of syrup ! Not just killed———tortured and killed. Why was he killed? Because he was trying to bust the smuggling of cheap cough syrup Bangladeshis use to get high.
So the brave Bangladeshi Rifles hatched a master military plan that would put Rommel to shame. They catch a poor Indian villager on the Indian side of the border and take him to Bangladesh. Two BSF men, Jeevan Kumar Sinha and Venu Kumar go to bring the man back when the Bangladeshi Rifles ,aided by the warrior clan of Bangladeshi citizens, vastly outnumber the two BSF men, drag them deep into Bangla territory, torture them and then hand over the dead body of Jeevan Kumar Sinha and the dying Venu Kumar to India. And while they were slow torturing two Indian soldiers, the BR men were firing at India
Four years ago, 16 BSF jawans died in a brutal attack by Bangladesh Rifles and Bangladeshi villagers in Mancachar along the border. That was the result of an intrusion by Bangladeshi villagers. These men were also tortured before being killed. Besides this, BR men make frequent incursions into India to loot villages and rape women.
And yet we as Indians remain quiet. No matter how much we huff and puff over a permanent seat in the UN Security Council , we will never be respected if we can’t keep a country as insignificant as Bangladesh from butchering our men in uniform. Imagine the hellfire that would have rained on the Mexicans had they dared to do even a fraction of this to an US serviceman.
At least, Pakistan has a nuclear bomb. So we are a little bit reticent in making them accountable for the number of Indians their minions murder year after year.
What about Bangladesh? They can’t even afford heroine or cocaine to get high—-they need cheap cough drops. When Bangladesh sent a contingent to liberate Kuwait during Gulf War I, they were discovered by the US troops hiding in an abandoned bunker. They are always begging for something or the other from India, Pakistan and China. Even one of the editors of “Cricket Bangladesh” (which claims that Bangladesh is better than India in cricket—okay on current performances that may be true pretty soon) passes under the proud pseudonym of “Gharjamai” ( a son-in-law who leeches of his father-in-law)
Yes they are a gharjamai country, dependent on hand-outs from India and yet biting its hand whenever it can.
Things have become really bad under Begum Khaleda Zia. Bangladesh has become a center for ISI actitivity, Hindus are prevented from doing puja in public, some regions of Bangladesh are collecting Islamic tax on non-believers ie Hindus. In addition, there is the small matter of the regular slaughtering our armymen in the most cowardly fashion.
In return, all we do is summon their ambassador and hand him a letter of protest. That’s all the South Block babus do. That’s it ? Is that what the blood of our soldiers is worth?
Well what should India do. Declare war on Bangladesh? No, we should not waste our bullets. They cost us money.
No seriously, violence is never a solution to barbarity (unless in extreme circumstances when things get Hitlerish). However, we as Indians can do plenty of things which would really hurt the nation of Bangladesh in a non-violent way.
Cut off all aid to Bangladesh. (Yes that includes the $150 million dollar project to modernize Bangladesh’s railways which India is going to do as a gesture of “goodwill”)
Stop planes from flying into Dhaka from India.
Not honor any water-sharing treaties.
Stop all trade with Bangladesh.
And most importantly, seal the border and stop Bangladeshi infiltration (fat chance of that happening as long as the communists are in power in Bengal—their main vote bank is illegal Bangladeshi immigrants) so that Bangladesh can reel under the weight of their own numbers.
That would bring the beggarocracy to its knees and make them think twice before they inflict ‘non-combat injuries” on the bodies of Indian servicemen.
Time to send the Gharjamai home.