August 1, 2015
WB CM terms Chhitmahal exchange “historic and memorable”
On the eve of the much awaited transfer of chhitmahal enclaves between India and Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described the day as “a historic and memorable” one.
“Today is a historic and memorable day,” Ms Banerjee wrote on social networking site Facebook.
“The much-awaited transfer of chhitmahal enclaves between India and Bangladesh will be effected from Friday midnight,” she added.
This June, India and Bangladesh ratified the Land Boundary Agreement that envisages the transfer of 111 enclaves with a total area of 17,160.63 acres to Bangladesh.
Under the agreement, Bangladesh will transfer 51 enclaves totalling 7,110.02 acres to India. There will be a 6.1 KM undefined border stretch demarcated.
The exchange of enclaves followed signing of an agreement in Dhaka by India and Bangladesh on June 6 this year.