Bangladesh

Nowhere people

Print edition : July 25, 2014

Bihari Muslims living in a refugee camp in Mirpur on the outskirts of Dhaka protest against the arson attacks on them by local Bengali youths, on June 14. Photo: A.M. Ahad/A.P.

At the camp, residents amid bodies of their relatives who were killed in the clashes. Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP

Urdu-speaking “Biharis”, who migrated to East Pakistan from Bengal and Bihar during Partition and who fought alongside the Pakistan Army in the 1971 war against the Bengalis, are now unwanted in Pakistan, and in Bangladesh they live in squalid refugee camps in constant conflict with Bengalis.

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