March 22, 2017
Partha Pratim Ray speaks on the problems faced by people of border enclaves
Madam, thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak. Madam, the enclaves between India and Bangladesh were exchanged recently (in 2015). Most of the Bangladeshi enclaves on the Indo-Bangla border fall under my constituency.
Unfortunately, over 500 residents of Karala II, the then Bangladeshi enclave which was exchanged and now is a part of India, lead an imprisoned life due to fencing which was done before the exchange of enclaves.
After the exchange, the fences now lie 1 km within the Indian land from the zero point. We know that fences should be situated within 150 m from the zero point. Under these circumstances, for the betterment of the inhabitants of former enclave Karala II, the fences should be shifted to within 150 m from the zero point.
Thank you, Madam.