L’Inde enserre le Bangladesh d’une barrière de 4000km de barbelés ; un projet de presque 1 milliards d’euros (dont combien pour la corruption ?) — quelques liens
Bangladesh, Inde : Droits humains et tragédies de la frontière (Global Voices)
Les Bangladais ont été choqués par les photos largement publiées du corps sans vie d’une jeune Bangladaise de 15 ans accroché à la clôture de la frontière entre l’Inde et le Bangladesh.
Fencing off Bangladesh, by Delwar Hussain (The Guardian)
India’s 2500-mile border fence is meant to keep out smugglers. But simply living on the boundary is a dangerous business
In the last six months, more than 50 people have been killed alongside the 2,500-mile barbed wire fence that India is building around its neighbour, Bangladesh. Such incidents are increasing in what is becoming one of the most volatile border areas in the world.
Between 2000 and 2007, more than 700 Bangladeshis and an unknown number of Indians were killed next to the boundaries of the two states. Most deaths occurred at the hands of the Border Security Force (BSF), the Indian border guard corps.
The eight-foot high barbed wire fencing cuts villages in two and divides agricultural lands and markets. It separates families and communities, cutting across mangrove swamps, forests and mountains. When completed next year, the fence will be a huge feat of Indian engineering: longer than the US/Mexico border fence, the Israel/Palestine wall and the old Berlin Wall put together.
India builds a 2,500-mile barrier to rival the Great Wall of China (Times Online)
India plans to fence off this area of West Bengal as part of a little-known £600 million project to erect a steel barrier right along its 2,500-mile border with its much smaller Muslim neighbour.
The Chinese Wall Around Bangladesh (Forbes India)
The time is ripe for India to break down barriers and win over its neighbour
Women Deployed to India’s Wall of Death (NY Times)
Last Saturday, after 36 weeks of training, 178 women became the first female members of India’s Border Security Force.
I don’t know if that’s optimism (Socialism and/or barbarism)
They know that 100 million people are going to try to get into India just to live because of floods due to global warming and rising sea levels. So they are preparing to kill 100 million people. The American government is preparing militarily to prevent Mexicans from storming into the United States, as people starve in Mexico. So this is what the future holds. The existing situation is poised on an edge of catastrophe, which might take fifty years to unfold. At some point, people will have to deal with it.
The Great Wall of India, by Bidisha Banerjee (Slate)
India is fencing off its border with Bangladesh. What will that mean for millions of potential climate refugees?
BSF to be asked to stop killing (The Daily Star)
Inde / Bangladesh : des barbelés sur la rizière, par Sara Daniel (Le Nouvel Observateur)
Pour enrayer l’immigration clandestine, accusée de menacer l’économie locale et de propager le terrorisme, l’Inde a choisi de barricader sa frontière avec le Bangladesh.
Des fils barbelés séparent désormais l’Inde du Bangladesh (TRT ?)