Shinde to leave for Bangladesh tomorrow on two-day visit

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 14:00 hrs

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will undertake a two-day visit of Bangladesh from Monday on the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir.

During this visit, India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty and a revised travel agreement following bilateral discussions between the two Home Ministers.

The visit is also likely to focus on co-operation between the two countries in the areas of security, border management, border infrastructure and people-to-people exchanges.

Shinde is expected to hold discussions with Alamgir, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and also call on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.

Meanwhile, pro-Telangana protesters staged a protest out his residence here and demanded swift decision on the issue of separate statehood, as the deadline set by the government, ends tomorrow.

Reacting to the issue, Shinde said: "Consultation process is on, it may take a little more time to reach on any final conclusion."

The Home Minister had on December 28, assured political parties and Telangana supporters that a decision on the issue would be taken within a month.

Earlier in the day, pro-Telangana students at the Osmania University in Hyderabad, clashed with police personnel when they tried to prevent them from taking out a rally to Raj Bhawan. (ANI)

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