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Delhi has not vaccinated, so Dhaka is not sending hilsa either: Anandabazar

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We don't know what's happening, but if this is really a part of vaccine consequences, I will salute BAL for taking the decision.

I hope they will not act as a.ss.holes by changing the decision.



টিকা দেয়নি দিল্লি, তাই ইলিশও পাঠাচ্ছে না ঢাকা: আনন্দবাজার

(Published by Bd Pratidin 22 June, 2021 .)


ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদি ও তার পররাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রণালয়ের বহু বিজ্ঞাপিত ‘ভারত-বাংলাদেশ সোনালি অধ্যায়’-এর রং এই মুহূর্তে যথেষ্ট ফিকে। বাংলাদেশের প্রায় ১৬ লাখ মানুষ ভারতীয় করোনা প্রতিষেধকের প্রথম ডোজ নিয়ে বসে রয়েছেন। সময় পেরিয়ে গিয়েছে।

ভারত জানাচ্ছে, আপাতত ভ্যাকসিনের আর একটি ডোজও পাঠানো সম্ভব নয়।
ঢাকা সূত্রের বক্তব্য, বিষয়টি নিয়ে ক্ষোভ আর চাপা থাকছে না সে দেশে। যার সরাসরি প্রতিফলন দেখা যাচ্ছে বাঙালির প্রিয় মাছ ইলিশ প্রসঙ্গে।


দীর্ঘদিন ধরেই ভারতে ইলিশ রফতানিতে নিষেধাজ্ঞা রয়েছে বাংলাদেশের। তা সত্ত্বেও গত বছর জামাইষষ্ঠীর সময়ে পশ্চিমবঙ্গে দু’ হাজার টন ইলিশ রফতানিতে ছাড়পত্র দিয়েছিল হাসিনা সরকার। কিন্তু এ বছর পশ্চিমবঙ্গের পাতে পড়েনি পদ্মার ইলিশ।

বিশেষজ্ঞদের মতে, এমন সরলীকরণ করাটাও ঠিক হবে না যে প্রতিশ্রুত টিকা পাঠানো হয়নি বলেই ইলিশ রফতানি বন্ধ থাকল। কিন্তু এটাও ঠিক, দু’পক্ষের সম্পর্ক এতটাই আড়ষ্ট হয়ে গিয়েছে, ইলিশ-কূটনীতির আবহাওয়াটাই আর নেই।

প্রসঙ্গত, ভারত-বাংলাদেশ সম্পর্কের ওঠাপড়ায় ইলিশ এক কূটনৈতিক প্রতীকও বটে।

এর আগে স্থলসীমান্ত চুক্তি সই করতে মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় যখন ঢাকায় গিয়েছিলেন, ইলিশ নিয়ে কিছুটা রসিকতার ঢংয়ে বাংলাদেশের প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার সঙ্গে কথা হয়েছিল তার। ভোজের তালিকায় ইলিশের পঞ্চপদ দেখে মমতা হাসিনাকে প্রশ্ন করেছিলেন, কেন তারা ইলিশ আটকে রেখেছেন? হাসিনার জবাব ছিল, “তিস্তার পানি এলেই মাছ সাঁতার কেটে চলে যাবে ওপারে!”


তিস্তা চুক্তি রূপায়ণ নিয়ে সেই আবেগ আপাতত সংযত রেখেছে বাংলাদেশ। কিন্তু সে দেশের রাজনৈতিক সূত্রের মতে, গত এক বছরে পর পর এমন কিছু ঘটনা ঘটেছে যে বাংলাদেশে ভারত-বিরোধী মেজাজকে সামলানো কঠিন হয়ে দাঁড়াচ্ছে হাসিনা সরকারের পক্ষে। ঘরোয়াভাবে স্বীকার করে নেওয়া হচ্ছে, ইচ্ছা না থাকলেও চীনকে প্রতিষেধক ক্ষেত্র খুলে দিতে বাধ্য হচ্ছে ঢাকা।

ইতিমধ্যেই বেইজিংয়ের উপহার হিসেবে প্রায় ১১ লাখ ডোজ চীনা প্রতিষেধক ঢাকায় পৌঁছে গিয়েছে।


আরও ৩০ লাখ ডোজের দাম দেওয়া হয়ে গিয়েছে। সেটাও পৌঁছবে শিগগিরই।


বাংলাদেশ সূত্রের দাবি, টিকার বিষয়টি নিয়ে মার্চের ঢাকা সফরেও ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী মোদি কথা দিয়েছিলেন বাংলাদেশের শীর্ষ নেতৃত্বকে। কিন্তু ভারতে করোনার দ্বিতীয় ঢেউ আছড়ে পড়ার পর বাংলাদেশ, ভুটান, শ্রীলঙ্কার মতো প্রতিবেশী দেশগুলোতে টিকা রফতানি স্থগিতের সিদ্ধান্ত নেয় সাউথ ব্লক।

বাংলাদেশের বক্তব্য, টিকার ব্যাপারে ভারতের কাছ থেকে এতটাই আশ্বাস পাওয়া গিয়েছিল, তখন আগ্রহী চীনকে ফিরিয়ে দেওয়া হয়। এখন তাদের কাছে হাত পাতায় যথেষ্ট দর কষাকষির জায়গায় পৌঁছে গিয়েছে চীন।

সূত্রের খবর, গত বছর আগস্টে চীনের প্রতিনিধি দল বাংলাদেশে এসে টিকাকরণের প্রাথমিক আলাপ আলোচনা শুরু করেছিল। তাৎপর্যপূর্ণভাবে ঠিক তখনই ঢাকা যান পররাষ্ট্রসচিব হর্ষবর্ধন শ্রিংলা। প্রতিষেধক-কূটনীতিকে তখন চরম গুরুত্ব দিয়েছে মোদি সরকার। সব গুটিয়ে তখন চীনা দলকে ফিরে যেতে দেখা যায় বাংলাদেশ থেকে।

সম্প্রতি ভারতের উত্তর-পূর্বাঞ্চলের রাজ্যগুলোতে দেশের অন্যান্য প্রান্ত থেকে পণ্য পাঠানোর জন্য চট্টগ্রাম বন্দর এবং বিমানবন্দর ব্যবহার করার অনুমতি দিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ। অর্থাৎ ভারতীয় পণ্যের যাত্রাপথের বড় অংশে বাংলাদেশের মানুষের প্রত্যক্ষ এবং পরোক্ষ ভূমিকা থাকছে।

ঢাকার রাজনৈতিক সূত্রের বক্তব্য, ভারত নিয়ে সে দেশের মানুষের মন যদি বিগড়ে থাকে, তাহলে এই সংযোগ প্রকল্পের ক্ষেত্রেও তার নেতিবাচক প্রভাব পড়তে পারে। শুধুমাত্র বকেয়া প্রতিষেধক না দিতে পারার বিষয়টিই নয়, বাংলাদেশের আবেগকে আঘাত করা হয়েছে বলে কখনও ঘরোয়াভাবে, কখনও প্রকাশ্যে অভিযোগ করেছে ঢাকা। সূত্র: আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা

বিডি প্রতিদিন/কালাম

Google translation -

Delhi has not vaccinated, so Dhaka is not sending hilsa either: Anandabazar

The colors of the much-advertised 'India-Bangladesh Golden Chapter' of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his foreign ministry are fading at the moment. About 1.7 million people in Bangladesh are sitting with the first dose of Indian corona antidote. Time has passed.

India says it is not possible to send another dose of the vaccine at this time. According to Dhaka sources, anger over the issue is no longer suppressed in that country. Which is directly reflected in the context of Bengali's favorite fish Hilsa.

Bangladesh has long had a ban on hilsa exports to India. Despite this, the Hasina government had given clearance to export 2,000 tonnes of hilsa to West Bengal during Jamaishthi last year. But this year Padma Hilsa did not fall in West Bengal.

According to experts, it would not be right to make such a simplification that the export of hilsa was stopped because the promised vaccine was not sent. But it is also true that the relationship between the two sides has become so tense that the climate of Hilsa-diplomacy is no more.

By the way, Hilsa is also a diplomatic symbol in the ups and downs of India-Bangladesh relations. Earlier, when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Dhaka to sign the land boundary agreement, she had a joke with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Seeing the five steps of hilsa in the banquet list, Mamata asked Hasina, why are they keeping hilsa? Hasina's reply was, "As soon as the water of Teesta comes, the fish will swim and go to the other side!"

For the time being, Bangladesh has restrained that passion for the implementation of the Teesta Treaty. But according to political sources in the country, there have been some incidents in the last one year that have made it difficult for the Hasina government to control the anti-India mood in Bangladesh. It is being admitted domestically that Dhaka is being forced to open the field of defense to China even if it does not want to.

About 1.1 million doses of Chinese antidote have already arrived in Dhaka as a gift from Beijing. Another 3 million doses have been paid. That too will arrive soon.

According to Bangladesh sources, during his visit to Dhaka in March, Indian Prime Minister Modi also spoke to the top leadership of Bangladesh about the issue of vaccination. But after the second wave of Corona hit India, the South Block decided to suspend vaccine exports to neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

According to Bangladesh, after receiving so much assurance from India about the vaccine, the interested China was sent back. Now China has reached the point of bargaining with them.

According to sources, a Chinese delegation arrived in Bangladesh in August last year and started preliminary talks on vaccination. Significantly, Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Sringla went to Dhaka just then. The Modi government then gave utmost importance to counter-diplomacy. After all, the Chinese team was seen returning from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has recently allowed the use of Chittagong port and airport to send goods from other parts of the country to the north-eastern states of India. In other words, the people of Bangladesh have a direct and indirect role in the journey of Indian goods.

According to a political source in Dhaka, if the people of that country are upset about India, then this connection project could also have a negative impact. Not only the inability to pay the arrears, Dhaka has complained, sometimes domestically and sometimes openly, that the emotions of Bangladesh have been hurt. Source: Anandabazar Patrika

BD Pratidin/ column .


 
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While there was some reason(not justification though) for delaying the delivery of AstraZeneca doses, that India signed contract for and also already got money for till end of May/early June, there is none now.

BD should look at a range of full retaliatory options at Modi - India is in a weak position now and BD needs to punish it as much as possible for reneging in it's legal commitments to deliver the 5 million a month doses of the vaccine.

I would like BD to look at punishing economic measures that hurt the W Bengal/NE economies as long as it does not make destitute Indians in these states starve and of course not target Tripura.
 
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If Mamata sweet talk Hasina she will get hilsha
BD should look at a range of full retaliatory options at Modi - India is a weak position now and BD needs to punish it as much as possible for reneging in it's legal commitments to deliver the 5 million a month doses of the vaccine.
Bd is in no position to punish India. Consequences of spreading your *** on a platter 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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I don't think Hilsa is that big a deal to us.

But the thing is - we have been giving them expensive Hilsa almost every year while they royally screw us over. One Hilsa is shared among five families in Kolkata - it is so expensive.

This year we had Indian Onion fiasco, Indian Potato fiasco and now Indian Vaccine fiasco (that they betrayed us with in major fashion to destabilize our commodity markets) Thanks to Indian administration treating us as entities of no consequence (not like an entity they profit $50 Billion from every year).

Then they turn around, bribe our Hindu food minister to lower Bangladeshi tariff and make money off of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of Indian rice exports to Bangladesh. Faida uthana will never stop.

Should we trust trading with them going forward? Or give them Hilsa as a reward?

What do you Bangladeshi guys think?

This is not how you treat a preferred trading partner, neighbor or Mittron (friend) as Indians like to verbalize so much. Too many lies and betrayals.
 
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I don't think Hilsa is that big a deal to us.
Did they ever get Hisla's on their own rivers before? It is a big deal for WB folks. what's the story?

Plus this 'Anandabazaar' newspaper is the one who claimed we were taking 'Khoirati' from China. What a bunch of losers.
 
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Did they ever get Hisla's on their own rivers before? It is a big deal for WB folks. what's the story?

Plus this 'Anandabazaar' newspaper is the one who claimed we were taking 'Khoirati' from China. What a bunch of losers.
They are projecting their cheap kanjoosi mentality onto us. We never acted like them. It's not a zero-sum game like they always think it is.

In fact they are the kanjoos folks who depend on us. Kolkata and entire WB would be nowhere if we stopped trading goods through Kolkata, sending our people for medical tourism there. Look at situation right now, majority of the clinics and hotels in Kolkata has shut down....economy in the pits.

They do have Hilsa in their river near Kolkata (as well as in other Indian rivers in TN and AP) but the taste is not good. Taste of Padma Hilsa is the best...

Cheap people never send anything to us, but they expect a king's ransom in return. Always asking for free handouts from Bangladesh they can never afford.

Their micro-mini heart would explode if they had to give us anything for free...
 
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Good thing Pakistan wasn’t hostage to Indian vaccines. The Indian government always over promises and under delivers.
 

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I need to ask the BD folks here - why do you try to copy the kolkata dialect while talking on TV? Why not use your own dialect whatever is popular in your place? At least I noticed a few/many times.
 

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I need to ask the BD folks here - why do you try to copy the kolkata dialect while talking on TV? Why not use your own dialect whatever is popular in your place? At least I noticed a few/many times.


Hahahaha... Who copies Kolkata broken Bangla dialect ?

Prochondo, Prochondo 🤭😂😂

If anyone does, shame on them..



Very close with a WB family from Malda.. great people but I cringe whenever they speak Bangla, so I always steer our conversations into Hindi.
 

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About 1.7 million people in Bangladesh are sitting with the first dose of Indian corona antidote.
Any other country without the deficiency of its people's IQ would have vaccinated 0.85 million people 1st dose so that they can be given the 2nd vaccination. However, our low-breed Health Minister expended all the vaccines on the 1st dose and now blaming India that itself is in trouble with Lakhs of new cases almost every day.

Our Health Minister and his bureaucratic colleagues should better re-attend Primary Schools to learn simple maths. Bloody idiot peasant-bred minister with a feeble mind!!!

If China, he would have been sent to the firing squad.
 

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Any other country without the deficiency of its people's IQ would have vaccinated 0.85 million people 1st dose so that they can be given the 2nd vaccination. However, our low-breed Health Minister expended all the vaccines on the 1st dose and now blaming India that itself is in trouble with Lakhs of new cases almost every day.

Our Health Minister and his bureaucratic colleagues should better re-attend Primary Schools to learn simple maths. Bloody idiot peasant-bred minister with a feeble mind!!!

If China, he would have been sent to the firing squad.
I thought about the same but then disregarded. See, here's the thing, the duration between 2 doses of Astrazeneca vaccine is 12 weeks or 84 days. How do you expect someone to save 1.7 million doses for 3 months when you have already paid in advance for 30 million doses and got only 10(7+3) million doses? 5 million doses were supposed to be delivered per month for 6 months. Probably the plan was to get 15 million doses in first three months and use it as 1st dose and then begin 2nd dose phase from 4th month but it got halted due to India's export ban.
 
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I need to ask the BD folks here - why do you try to copy the kolkata dialect while talking on TV? Why not use your own dialect whatever is popular in your place? At least I noticed a few/many times.
Are you even aware what a Kolkata dialect is? Are you a native Bangla speaker? If you're not (or even if you are) don't try to confuse the issue.

There is 'standard' spoken literary Bangladeshi Bangla "Shuddho Bhasha" (which we speak in Bangladesh, not regional dialects) - and then there is Kolkata dialect, which is different from standard Bangla.

Regarding TV, Bangladesh started with color TV broadcast almost all day during the early seventies after 1971, when Kolkata did not even have TV. Much later - Kolkata Doordarshan was allowed to broadcast third rate black and white programs, and that too for maybe two hours a day.

How can they? Kolkata and WB's per capita GDP is half that of Bangladesh.

Get that? Half.

Some of us growing up even way later - took for granted the American serials, dramas and comedies on TV - same as those on US market Television. Kolkatan people had no such luck.

Don't compare Kolkata language and culture to our own. In Kolkata, Bangla is dead. We in Bangladesh still proudly carry on that legacy. We fought for it, spilled our blood for our language.

What have Kolkata people done? How many drops of blood have they spilled?

Even today, programs broadcast from Kolkata (compared to ours in Bangladesh) have low production values, set design and hilarious low quality broadcasts which are the butt of jokes in Bangladesh. Things will only get worse for Kolkata because it is a provincial capital over-run by non-Bengalis (BIMARU cow belters mostly).

Young people in Kolkata won't even speak Bangla for very much longer, they all speak Hindi or English. This is what happens to a people who don't value their independence, sovereignty and self-determination and learn to appease cow-belter non-Bengalis 24/7.

Down from the soap-box now...
 

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Any other country without the deficiency of its people's IQ would have vaccinated 0.85 million people 1st dose so that they can be given the 2nd vaccination. However, our low-breed Health Minister expended all the vaccines on the 1st dose and now blaming India that itself is in trouble with Lakhs of new cases almost every day.

Our Health Minister and his bureaucratic colleagues should better re-attend Primary Schools to learn simple maths. Bloody idiot peasant-bred minister with a feeble mind!!!

If China, he would have been sent to the firing squad.
Oh come on, read it. You shouldn't blame the law and order of Bangladesh too , because minister's mobile is snatched. Minister himself defended his govt by this joke!


And these clowns are our policy makers!

Why don't understand that we are stronger than Covid-19 because,( Obaidul Quader) and where Hasina is prime minister, Covid-19 can't defeat us?

So they didn't feel that .85 millions will be vaccinated instead of 1.7 millions!

And these are the reasons they didn't even look beyond Indian vaccine!

If China, he would have been sent to the firing squad.
We aren't China but we are like Los Angeles, Singapore and London (recent comparison of mobile snatching case) , you have to keep it in mind!:undecided:
 
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I need to ask the BD folks here - why do you try to copy the kolkata dialect while talking on TV? Why not use your own dialect whatever is popular in your place? At least I noticed a few/many times.
When who tried to copy kolkata dialects?:undecided:
 

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