Aatmaparichay: A Struggle for Identity

7 months ago

The sub-human communities in Bangladesh is called Stranded Pakistanis, sometimes also referred to as Biharis, are from North and Northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent, currently residing in Bangladesh. They migrated to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) at the time of the partition of India to join the Muslim state of Pakistan. They spoke Urdu, which became the official language of Pakistan, but put them at odds with the Bengali-majority in the region. They are also known as “Urdu-speakers,” “Non-Bengalee”. This community was branded as collaborators against Bangladesh independence, this moment was a defining one for the Urdu-speakers and has had a devastating legacy but recently in 2009, caretaker government of Bangladesh declare that Biharis are Bangladeshi and gave them national identification