Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while talking about the developments in conversation with Bangladesh told about the facilitated and eased equation between the two. Modi told about the exchange of Instruments of ratification of Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) and said that the same is a historical development.
Taking to twitter to express, Modi said that by resolving the border issue which was hanging for years history has been made. Telling about the added positives of the action, he said that the step has not just settled the boundary. It is a step close to people’s everyday lives. “We have secured the borders and made the lives of people easy and stable”, Modi added.
In the presence of Prime Minister Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, the Foreign Secretaries of both countries had signed and exchanged the Instruments of Exchange. Thus furthering the equation between the two countries.
A constitution Amendment Bill was approved a few weeks ago by the Indian Parliament. The bill gave full effect to the Land Boundary Agreement 1974 with Bangladesh.
The agreement concerns with the territory issue between the two nations. It aimed at acquiring of territories by India and transfer to Bangladesh. Assam, West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya are included in the agreement.
A joint consensus was conducted by both the countries. According to it, 37,369 people reside in 111 Bangladeshi enclaves in India and 55 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh have 14,215 people.
Signing of the agreement with Bangladesh will result in series of enclave exchanges across the border. Assam itself will hand 250 acres.
On the brighter note, the exchange of enclave will end generations of ambiguity for thousands of people living on the wrong side of the border.