1. Narendra Modi visit to Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina expresses gratitude to India

Narendra Modi visit to Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina expresses gratitude to India

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed her gratitude to the people of India and the political parties for their unequivocal support to the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).

By: | Published: June 7, 2015 11:39 AM

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed her gratitude to the people of India and the political parties for their unequivocal support to the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina witnessed the exchange of instruments of ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement.

“History is made as the Instruments of Ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement are exchanged,” Prime Minister Modi said on twitter.

The Indian Parliament unanimously approved a Constitution amendment bill to give full effect to the Land Boundary Agreement of 1974 with Bangladesh and the related 2011 Protocol.

The agreement aimed at the acquiring of territories by India and the transfer of territories to Bangladesh through retaining of adverse possession in pursuance of the 1974 agreement between the two nations.

Assam, West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya all fall under the bill.

According to a joint census conducted by both the countries, there are 111 Bangladeshi enclaves in India that houses 37,369 people while 14,215 people have been residing at 55 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh.

The agreement with Bangladesh will mean exchange of a series of enclaves. Assam alone will have to hand over 250 acres.

The exchange of the enclaves would end decades of ambiguity for thousands living on the wrong side of the border.

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    pragasam ramaswamy
    Jun 7, 2015 at 11:25 am
    conguradulation modiji for loosing 10,000 acres of indian land and getting 40,000 crores projects for adani and ambani groups.
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      pragasam ramaswamy
      Jun 7, 2015 at 11:26 am
      modi has done a good marketing job for ambani and adani groups. bjp was crying all along that not even a square inch of land should be lost to bangladesh. and now? Modi’s govt is not a people’s govt. It is ambani adani govt and he is doing a marketing managers job for them as they did the same job for his victory with the help of media.
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        t p
        Jun 8, 2015 at 8:23 am
        "Live & let live". Modi jee is doing a commendable job sincerely & seriously for the benefit of all mankind. If the world is at peace, If the neighbours are at peace , then only we can live peacefully. The recent agreements are , in no way detrimental to us. Exchanges are part & parcel of human life. Citizens of both the nations are happy with these agreements.
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