Shillong, March 06: Leader of Opposition, Dr Donkupar Roy on Monday informed in the State Assembly Bangladesh SIM cards were being used by people along the Indo-Bangla border.
Dr Roy who is the MLA of Shella Constituency shared the problems faced by people along the international border because of poor mobile network while debating on Governor’s Address in Assembly.
According to Dr Roy, areas along the international border have no landline, and mobile network on the Indian side has been very poor which compelled people to use Bangladesh SIM cards to talk to their friends and relatives.
“I also got one Bangladesh SIM card, but I refused to use it because it is illegal. But the people in the border have no option but to use Bangladesh SIM card for better communication with friends and relatives,” Dr Roy said, while urging the government take steps to ensure connectivity in rural areas and areas along the international borders.
Dr Roy also said that BSF personnel were also facing similar problem to communicate with their colleagues along the border.
Due to lack of network from Indian side, areas close to the border used to access to Bangladeshi cell phone networks prompting people to use Bangladesh SIM cards.