During the period of one year of government modi specially focused on the foreign policies. In June 2015, Indian PM Narender Modi visited Bangladesh. It was the 20th foreign visit of Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi.
22 agreements made on different issues. The main agreement was related to the land boundary agreement to settle India’s 41-year-old border issue with Bangladesh.
Few considerable dots of this agreement are-
- 111 villages of India will be added in Bangladesh.
- 51 village of Bangladesh will b acquired by India.
- Bangladesh will get 17000 Acers land.
This agreement signed by Indian PM Narender Modi and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Haseena on Saturday.
Hence the border issue settled by both countries but still there are many thing occurring o=about security, land, and problems of citizens of India and Bangladesh too.
In any case, after India left the British Empire in 1947, problems began for the enclave’s citizens.
For example, citizens of a Bangladeshi enclave would technically need a visa to enter the country surrounding the enclave (India) — but to get the visa they would have to go to a major city in Bangladesh, which they could not do without illegally crossing through India. Before Saturday, even going to the market could be problematic.
One of the enclaves, Dahala Khagrabari, was the only third-order enclave in the world, meaning it was an Indian enclave, surrounded by a Bangladeshi enclave, surrounded by an Indian enclave in Bangladesh.
In a press conference PM Narender Modi said-
“I am deeply honoured to visit Bangladesh.” “First Bangladesh visit a special moment for me”
“There is an emotional bond between bangladesh and india”
PM said to resolve the “Teesta river water sharing Issue”
On the same place PM of Bangladesh Shekh Hseena said “we cannot forget the contribution of India at the time of freedom of Bangladesh”
But here we have to focus on many considerable points. The Post notes that the resolved dispute is a major source of fear and anger to some. For most citizens, the land swap means abandoning the land that has been their home for generations or changing their nationality.
Most will stay in their homes, but about 1,000 Indians have decided to keep their nationality, meaning they will have to move out by November
Recently, The Indian Parliament passed a constitution amendment bill, a way for operationalsing the 1974 India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement that provides for the exchange of 161 enclaves.
Modi tweeted that “strengthen the bond between our nations, benefiting people of our countries and our region”- it would before the visit, but swapping the land and own houses by citizen will make some disturbance on both sides the border.
Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Ziaalso met PM Narender Modi at Modi’s Bangladesh Visit. She had earlier refused to meet President Pranab Mukherjee during his visit in March 2013.
The Jamaat Islami Bangladesh, which is known for its anti-India stance, too appeared happy with the high-profile visit.
“The swap is also tearing families apart, as some people are not agreeing on where to live, while others having married a person from one or the other nationality are not eligible to relocate. Others, having been left out of a 2011 census, are also ineligible for relocation, and some may even lose their lands as a result of the swap.”