Indo-Bangladesh Porous Borders, Migration

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(NO BYLINE: PHOTOGRAPHED IN RESTRICTED AREAS WITHOUT GOVT. PERMISSION) A villager pushes his bicycle as he leaves his home in the 'no mans land' zone on the left of the fence of the India-Bangladesh Border fence, in Nadia district, Ranaghat, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, on 19th January, 2012. On the left of the fence, villagers live in the 'no mans zone'. People and products like cows are often smuggled across the porous borders by wading across the rivers and jumping the fences. Recently, a woman was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force as she was climbing over a fence, and was left on the fence for 3 days.