Indo-Bangladesh Porous Borders, Migration

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(L-R: Purnima Mandol, 36, in green; Saraswati Saha, 84, blue shawl; and Kamla Das, 90, white sari) Refugees of The Partition gather and discuss their unfortunate situation outside their homes in Cooper's Camp, Nadia district, Ranaghat, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, on 19th January, 2012. "I was born here, but I spent my entire life growing up as a refugee. I grew up standing in line for government handouts." says Purnima angrily. Over 60 years after the bloody creation of Bangladesh in 1947, refugees who fled what was then known as West Pakistan to India still live as refugees. .Photo by Suzanne Lee for The National (online byline: Photo by Szu for The National)