HASINA, MODI SWAP LBA DOCUMENTS


HASINA, MODI SWAP LBA DOCUMENTS

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India and Bangladesh have exchanged the historic Land Boundary Agreement at the Prime Minster’s Office on Saturday afternoon.

The Instruments of approval of the Land Boundary Agreement were exchanged in the presence of Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi.

Moreover, India’s West Bengal state chief minister Mamata Banerjee was also present at the event.

“History is made as the Instruments of Ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement are exchanged,” an official twitter account of India’s Prime Minister’s Office.

The LBA was signed in May 1974 between the then Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Bangladesh ratified the Agreement in 1974, but India held back the process, saying it would require a constitutional amendment to apply the Agreement.

India’s Parliament has recently ratified the deal callings for the transfer of 111 border enclaves to Bangladesh in exchange for 51 that will become part of India.

More than 50,000 residents will get citizenship after the agreement’s implementation.

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JUNE 06, 2015

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