Indo-Bangla land pact: MHA nod to citizenship for 14,864 people

From July 6 to 16, India and Bangladesh jointly conducted a survey to determine which of the countries the residents of the enclaves wanted to stay in.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 14, 2015 12:32 am

The Union Home Ministry has recently cleared Indian citizenship for 14,864 people who decided to stay in India following the exchange of adversely-held enclaves under a landmark land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, sources said.

From July 6 to 16, India and Bangladesh jointly conducted a survey to determine which of the countries the residents of the enclaves wanted to stay in.

India and Bangladesh exchanged 162 adversely-held enclaves on August 1.

As many as 111 Indian enclaves became part of Bangladesh while 51 Bangladesh enclaves became part of the Indian territory. According to an estimate, around 37,000 people were living in Indian enclaves in Bangladesh while 14,000 people were staying in Bangladeshi enclaves in India.

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