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'Dhaka will never allow anti-India activities on its soil' says Major General Aziz Ahmed DG BGB: Director General (DG) of Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB), Major General Aziz Ahmed said Dhaka would never allow its soil to be used against any anti-India activity. Interacting with journalists at the end of five-day long 37th Border Co-ordination Conference with Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi BGB DG said that Bangladesh had assured India it would not harbour any anti-India elements. The Sentinel, March 23, 2013.

 78 persons killed during the week as JeI-ICS cadres further intensify street protests across the country: At least 78 persons, including 41 civilians, 31 Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI)-Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) cadres and six Security Forces (SFs) were killed, during the week as the JeI-ICS cadres opposing the War Crimes (WC) Trial further intensified their street protests across the Country.

On March 3, at least 23 people killed and more than 1,000 wounded as violence escalated during JeI-ICS enforced hartal (shut down) across the country.

At least six people were killed in Chittagong, Niphamari, Sylhet and Rangpur District as cadres JeI and ICS clashed with Police across the country on March 2.

In Satkhira District, three people who were injured in clashes on February 28 succumb to their injuries on March 1.

At least 40 persons were killed as JeI-ICS cadres clashed with law enforcers across the country on February 28.

Two persons, including an ICS leader, who sustained bullet injuries in separate clashes with Police in Sylhet District, succumbed to their injuries on February 25.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on February 27 said, "Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is active in Bangladesh and law enforcement agencies tracked down their network and kept them under sharp security vigil. It is the moral and legal obligation of the Government to uproot them totally."Daily Star; Independent; New Age, February 26-March 4, 2013.

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