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BSF to ascertain veracity of stone-pelting video at border


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SHILLONG, April 23: The BSF is ascertaining the veracity of a viral clip showing stones being pelted by Bangladesh citizens at Dawki along the Indo-Bangla border, while contemplating a meeting with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
The BSF is likely to also lodge a complaint to ensure such things do not recur.
A BSF official said that the video is a week old and probably sometime during the Eid celebration as it is during that time the crowd swells on the Bangladesh side.
According to the official, attempts were made to reach out to the local administration and police and it was found that no formal complaints were registered. “We are trying to ascertain the veracity of the video clip such as how old it is, etc., and if it is authentic and of recent days, then we will raise this up with the BGB to ensure that such things do not happen again in the future,” the official said.
On the possible reason of the incident, the official said that it could be an altercation between the boatmen of the two nations that became big.
The official also confirmed that it was an incident in isolation and a small one with no complaints registered but was blown out of proportion due to the video clip going viral.
A video clip is going viral of a crowd said to be Bangladesh residents pelting stones at a group of people and a few people of Indian origin visiting Dawki questioning the behaviour and the security provided by the BSF.
Dawki, which is situated along the international border with Bangladesh, has turned into a tourism hotspot and after the incident or the video clip went viral, the safety of the residents and those visiting is being questioned.


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