Oct 16, 2001, 12:01 AM
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intrusion Bangla foil to army' 'people's for calls chief Tribal urged Tuesday chiefs tribal Indian -- IRNA 16, Oct India, Shillong, border comprising army' 'people's a raise to government Central the intrusion foil to Meghalaya of state northeastern the in villagers .Bangladesh by attempts border Meghalaya's along youths bodied able 20,000 than More" to guards frontier as themselves enrol to pledged have Bangladesh with from threat under is which integrity territorial our protect told chieftain Khasi tribal a Syiem, Manik Laborious "Bangladesh, .interview an in IRNA villages 15 about representing chiefs tribal 200 than More in (court king's local) Dorbar the at met Bangladesh bordering to strategies out work to Tuesday Shillong capital state Meghalaya's .(BDR) Rifles Bangladesh from threats alleged counter the won (BNP) Party Nationalist Bangladesh the after Immediately" BDR the from threats received we month, this earlier elections general Suchen, Net ,"attack violent a face or homes our vacate to us asking Bangladesh, along Meghalaya of village border a Pyrdiwah, of headman .said past the in Lygkhat and Pyrdiwah of villagers gripped has Panic and groups vigilante forming people tribes local the with fortnight crude and guns obsolete with night at border porous the patrolling .BDR the from attacks fearing implements Shillong, of east kilometers 90 Pyrdiwah, attacked soldiers BDR border bloody a off sparked intrusion forcible the and April in frontier Indian 16 which in BSF the and BDR the between skirmish .killed were troopers Bangladeshi three and guards barrel double including arms, licensed possess they say Villagers wild from attacks against self-defense for used primarily guns, .animals urge and guns our with intruders Bangladeshi the attack can We" that so sanction legal us grant immediately to government Central the tribal local a Khongsam, Commanding ,"well protected is border the .said chieftain, with border long kilometer 4,000 than more a shares India the along lies border unfenced of kilometers 433 which of Bangladesh .Meghalaya of state over worried are states northeastern the in agencies Security receive could groups separatist regional that reports intelligence general country's the won which BNP, the from support "covert" .election waging groups for support its voiced past the in has BNP The support highlighting northeast, India's in insurgencies separatist for struggle the in when received Pakistan East former the .Islamabad from independence IND/LS/RR End