As part of the process to relocate former enclave dwellers, 130 people of 30 families at five former enclaves of Patgram upazila in the district leave for India through Burimari-Changrabandha route.
An official survey begins to confirm enclave dwellers’ choice of nationality following exchange of enclaves between Bangladesh and India.
A very wise man had said, “To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.”
Bangladesh would like to see India as neither a big nor an elder brother but a gracious neighbour that delivers on its commitment.
At long last the last impediment to the implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement and the related Protocols has been removed.
The people living in the enclaves had no clear identity so far. They enjoyed none of the basic amenities and facilities such as schools, hospitals, etc.
THE unanimous passage of the Land Boundary Agreement Bill in both the Houses of the Indian Parliament is a historic development.
THE NDA government's 'neighbour first' policy received further boost in the recent past. From taking a lead in operationalising the rescue plan in Nepal to the passage of the long pending landmark Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), the signature determination of the government's intention to boost India's neighbourhood policy is apparent.
WE are happy to note that the Indian cabinet has cleared the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) Bill on Monday including Assam along with West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya as per the original accord.