A Cordon Sanitaire at the India-Bangladesh border

  • Edward Kieran Boyle Hokkaido University, Department of Law and Political Science
  • Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman

Abstract

This commentary considers the effects of COVID-19 on the borderland communities of Meghalaya, a hill state in Northeast India. Efforts to fence this border have failed to deter informal exchanges with Bangladeshi neighbours, but the national COVID-19 lockdown looks set to shift locals into relations of dependency on and within the nation’s borders, rather than across them.

 

Published
2020-12-15
Section
Essays