People in Cooch Behar celebrate as India- Bangladesh exchanged enclaves

Cooch Behar, (West Bengal), Aug. 1 (ANI): People in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal celebrated after India-Bangladesh exchanged enclaves last night.

162 enclaves of India and Bangladesh were integrated with the main land with the execution of Land Border Agreement between the two countries at midnight on Friday.

51 Bangladeshi enclaves situated in Coochbehar amalgamated with India, while 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladeshi territory integrated with the country.

National flags were hoisted in all the enclaves in both sides of the border and residents of these enclaves will get citizenship according to their choice.

The enclaves are home to over 50,000 people.

These people have been treated as in effect stateless for six decades but the agreement between the two countries would finally get them proper identity. (ANI)

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