979 enclave people want to go to India
22 July 2015, Nirapad News: A total of 979 enclave dwellers out of 41,449 from 111 enclaves in Bangladesh want to go to India.
Rangpur Division Commissioner Dilwar Bakhat made this disclosure at a press conference in Rangpur Division Commissioner Office in Rangpur on Tuesday.
He said there were 37,364 enclave people in the 111 enclaves in 2011. The number has increased to 41,449 in 2015. Among them, 433 enclave dwellers died during the period.
The land area of those enclaves is 17,000 acres, he added.
While answering to a question, the commissioner said the enclave people will get their fundamental rights including education and medical treatment.
According to him, a police outpost will also be setup in the larger enclaves.
Dilwar said from July 31 midnight, the enclave people will get citizenship according to their wishes.
A special security measures will also be taken in sending the India-going people through Burimari, Haldibari and Sahebganj frontiers.
Rangpur additional divisional commissioner Minu Shil and Panchagarh deputy commissioner (DC) Salahuddin Ahmed, among others, were present at the conference.