Cabinet nod to boundary pact with Bangladesh

News4u-News Desk- The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the constitutional amendment bill on Land Boundary agreement with Bangladesh.

The 119th constitutional amendment Bill will pave way for demarcation of boundaries and -transfer of land.

The Indo-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) involves Assam, West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya in India.

Parliament has to pass the constitution amendment bill to implement LBA as it involves exchange of 161 adversely -held enclaves by India and Bangladesh and consequent redrawing of boundaries between West Bengal and Bangladesh.

There are an estimated 50,000 people living in these enclaves and they have been given the option to choose one of the two countries to throw their lot with.

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