Friday, June 24, 2005

Infiltration Menace - Part 2- Diplomacy Needed To Enlighten World Community

Western analysts and immigration experts have identified two distinct strategies for affecting the behaviour of delinquent states. One strategy can be to compel a state to cease violating the human rights of its citizens. On the other hand, a deterrent strategy is useful to prevent a state from violating the human rights of its citizens. Ordinarily, in dealing with a recalcitrant state, a deterrent policy is considered more effective because the latter is likely to induce an intense and nationalist response. In the case of Bangladesh, which has consistently refused to be reasonable and acknowledge the fact of immigration, it is open to serious doubt if a deterrent strategy will work. The success or otherwise of any form of intervention will depend on how sustained and aggressive South Block diplomacy can be to enlighten the international community of the growing threat this country is facing from the unmitigated demographic invasion from the east. Do our diplomats have the necessary expertise and motivation to enlist the sympathy and support of the international community? Does the government have the political will to tackle the problem to the finish? Going by their track record so far, the answer to these questions regrettably has to be an emphatic “no’’.

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