Even in today’s turbulent times, it is difficult to imagine a population of over 300,000 virtually stateless and abandoned. This has been the tragic state of Biharis or Urdu-speaking people stranded in Bangladesh for more than 45 years. Unfortunately, little is being done to change their condition.
View of the Bangladesh government run camp for members of the Bihari minority on March 4, 1972. (AP)
Some estimates put the number of Biharis in Bangladesh camps at 500,000. (Photo courtesy: OBAT)
Help at hand
The living conditions of these people have worsened due to rising population and scant resources. (Photo courtesy: OBAT)