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'We're now human being with full human rights': Crowds celebrate India-Bangladesh land exchange

Aug 01, 2015    

Dashiar Chhara (Bangladesh): Jubilant crowds celebrated on Fridayas Bangladesh and India swapped tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands in stateless limbo for nearly seven decades.As the clock struck one minute past midnight, thousands of people who have been living without schools, clinics or power for a generation erupted in cheers in celebration at their newfound citizenship."We have been in dark for 68 years," said Russel Khandaker, 20, as he danced with friends in the Dashiar Chhara enclave, which belonged to Indi...

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