India and Bangladesh to sign land swap deal
Posted on: 2015-06-06 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Bangladesh and India are to sign a historic agreement to simplify their border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ratify the deal with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka. Thousands of Bangladeshis inhabit more than 50 enclaves in India, while Indians live in around 100 areas within Bangladesh. The countries will now swap territories and residents can choose where to live. The enclaves along the 4,000km border are a legacy of colonial times and have been a contentious issue between the two nations for decades. Inhabitants are in effect stateless and lack access to public services. Following the deal, citizens will be able to choose where they want to live and which nationality they would prefer. Source: BBC News
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