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Teen Bigha Zameen: The Unique Strip of Land between India and Bangladesh that Amit Shah Visited

Union Minister Amit Shah on Friday visited the Teen Bigha Corridor, the Indo-Bangladesh border in Mekhliganj of Cooch Behar district, as a part of his tour to West Bengal.

As he held a gathering with the Border Security Force (BSF) officers and jawans, Shah was accompanied by state Opposition chief Suvendu Adhikari, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Sukanta Majumder and MP Nishith Pramanik.

In his over one-hour assembly, sources say, the emphasis was on stopping infiltration.

Later, he visited the native border outpost at Jigabari in Kuchalibari. Sources mentioned Shah took inventory of the border areas in Bengal, together with the 700-km Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar stretch within the north, the place some elements are nonetheless not fenced.

“At a time when the BJP has been blaming WB CM Mamata Banerjee for illegal activities along the border, Shah’s stress on border areas is important,” say specialists.

Banerjee had on Thursday mentioned the BJP was utilizing the BSF, as Shah started his go to to the state.


The Teen Bigha hall is the street via which individuals from Bangladesh enter the Dahagram and Angarpata enclave.

The Teen Bigha hall. (News18)

It is a strip of land belonging to India on the West Bengal-Bangladesh border which, in September 2011, was leased to Bangladesh, so the nation might entry its Dahagram Angarpota enclave from the mainland. It is 178 m in size and 80 m in breadth.

The land belongs to India. (News18)

Earlier, Bangladesh residents had been allowed to make use of the hall until night, nevertheless, after 2015, the permission was prolonged to 24 hours.

The 24-hour entry helps, say locals. (News18)

Mamwara Biwi, who was coming from Lalmonirhat of Bangladesh to Angarpata, advised News18: “It is great that we can take this route for 24 hours a day.”

CCTVs are put in alongside the hall, with the BSF conserving a strict vigil.

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