ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The 'Ubiquitous' Bangladeshis

The mid-channel bars on the Brahmaputra, the chars, were settled before 1947 by migrants from East Bengal. Economic conditions on these tracts are bad and the chars are also subject to fl ooding, forcing the residents to migrate to the plains. But when these citizens migrate thus, they are viewed suspiciously due to the "indigenous-foreigner-minority" syndrome and are seen as Bangladeshis.

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