border crisis: BNP holds govt’s subservience responsible


Staff Reporter  :
The BNP National Standing Committee, the main opposition party in Bangladesh, expressed grave concern on Tuesday about the security situation along the Myanmar border, attributing the violence and insecurity to the government’s reactive foreign policy.

The committee criticized the ruling Awami League government for its inability to prevent bloodshed and ensure safety at the border, contrasting this with the assertive and effective border management during the tenures of the late President Ziaur Rahman and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.

In a statement released by Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, following a meeting of the National Standing Committee, the BNP highlighted the government’s failure to address or protest the ongoing violence and unjust bloodshed at the border effectively.

The statement specifically condemned the recent violent clashes between the military junta’s forces and separatists inside Myanmar, particularly noting the week-long conflict at the Naikhongchhari and Tumbru borders in Bandarban.


The BNP accused the government of showing patience in the face of a critical situation for the country, rather than actively protesting or engaging in effective political actions to resolve the crisis.

Furthermore, the party criticized the current government’s reliance on patience and monitoring, as stated by Law Minister Anisul Haque in what the BNP described as a “dummy parliament”.

The BNP contends that the Awami League’s government, which it deems “unelected and unethical”, lacks public support and is therefore incapable of safeguarding the country’s borders, people, freedom, and sovereignty.

The statement went on to argue that the government’s inaction and “empty statements” put Bangladesh’s independence and sovereignty at significant risk, accusing it of leaving the border undefended and failing to protect the nation in times of external threats.