Bangladeshi Opposition Protests Government’s Failure to Reach Teesta Water-Sharing Deal With India

22 Apr 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DHAKA, Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the political party in opposition to the current ruling Awami League, held a rally this week to protest the current government’s failure to reach a deal with India on equitable sharing of the Teesta River’s water.“Teesta waters are our right, because it’s an international river. India has no right to hinder its flow and we cannot depend on its mercy,” India’s Business Standard newspaper quoted BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as saying.“India has built dams on 54 rivers, including the Teesta, and has deprived 30 million people of northern Bangladesh of their right to the waters...

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