'Delhi yet to inform Dhaka of spl security'
Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes yesterday said India has not informed Bangladesh officially of its move to bring in special security force for the security of its high commission in Dhaka.
He also said any country can take steps at its own initiative for the security of the mission if the law of the country concerned permits it.
The foreign secretary was talking to reporters after inaugurating the website of Diplomatic Correspondents' Association of Bangladesh (DCAB) on the foreign ministry premises.
According to press reports, which quoted the Indian media, a 50-member team of Special Security Force is coming to Dhaka to ensure security of the Indian High Commission here.
“A foreign mission is a sovereign and independent territory. So, it is their responsibility to look after security on the premises of their mission. A country can arrange security of its mission if it does not clash with the law of the country concerned,” the foreign secretary said.
Main opposition BNP expressed concern at the press reports and said if the government supports such proposal, it would be a threat to the independence and sovereignty of the country.
BNP Secretary General Khandker Delwar Hossain at a press conference on Saturday demanded clear explanation from the government in this connection.