Bilateral meet between border districts in Meghalaya, Bangladesh vow to weed out terrorism
The bilateral meeting for cluster-9 between the border districts in Meghalaya and Bangladesh was held in Shillong on Tuesday with Bangladeshi officials pledging cooperation to root out terrorists operating from their soil.
Indian officials suggested the need to adopt strong mechanisms to deal with cross-border crimes and to come up with the standard operating procedures for speedy repatriation of jailed Indians and Bangladeshis.
The deputy commissioner of Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district, Ahmad Kabir, led a team of 52 officials from Bangladesh, while Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner, Matsiewdor W. Nongbri, led officials from Meghalaya to the meeting.
The districts of Bangladesh bordering Meghalaya include Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrakona, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Kurigram while Meghalaya’s districts bordering Bangladesh, include East Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills, West Jaiñtia Hills, East Jaiñtia Hills, West Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills.