Borders Of The World Notebooks


Notebook 64 pages, 16,5 x 22,5 cm. Stencilprinted in green, cover in black. €15 excl. shipping.

‘Wall of death’ is what locals call the border fence between India and Bangladesh. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, between 2001 and 2011 nearly 1,000 Bangladeshi's were killed by the India Border Security Forces (BSF). The BSF has a ‘shoot on sight’ policy, even when unarmed civilians are trying to cross the border illegally. India’s parliament approved construction of the India - Bangladesh border fence in 1986, in an attempt to stop illegal smuggling and immigration. Many Bangladeshis depend on illegal cross-border trade, a country in which smuggling is the second largest industry. Although still under construction, today more than 3,326 km of the planned 4,100 km fence is finished, making it the longest border fence in the world.

Border length: 4,100 km
Established: 1947
Fence height: ± 3 m

Rice paddies along the India-Bangladesh border.

An India Border Security Force soldier near a killed Pakistani intruder in 2009. The Indian BSF has a shoot on sight policy.


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