July 2015

Choosing citizenship on India-Bangladesh border

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Enclave resident Musamat Lipi chose Bangladeshi citizenship In May, India’s parliament approved a key agreement with Bangladesh enabling the two countries to exchange control of areas of land on each other’s territory. Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis live in 51 enclaves in India, while Indians live in 111 areas within Bangladesh. The residents lack access to public services. Under the new agreement, more than 50,000 villagers