The Indira Mujib Agreement was signed on 19 March 1972 between Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, and The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who defined various issues from both countries, including 1971 as the reference year for the identification of Bangladeshi infiltrators/refugees in India. The Indian government informed Bangladesh of the ratification of the 1974 Indira Mujib Pact during discussions at the ministerial level of the interior on 19 July 2013. The Indian government announced its intention to ratify the 1974 Indira Mujib Pact for the delimitation of borders and the exchange of 161 disadvantaged enclaves, with a population of about 50,000 people. To implement the Indira Mujib Pact, the Indian government will, in accordance with the Indian Constitution, have to table in Parliament a law amending the Constitution. The Indian government intends to introduce a bill amending the Constitution for the implementation of the Indo-Bangla border agreement at the next monsoon session, which begins on 5 August 2013. Bangladesh`s parliament has already approved the land border agreement, with India to introduce a law amending the constitution, as its implementation involves an exchange of territories. In 1974, India and Bangladesh reached a border agreement. The two signatories to the pact were Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Mujib-your-Rehman. The purpose of this agreement was to cover the delimitation of the land border between the two countries and other related issues. Article 5 of the agreement provided that the agreement be ratified by the governments of India and Bangladesh and that ratification instruments be exchanged as soon as possible. On 28 November 1974, the Bangladesh Parliament passed the Constitution (Third Amendment) Act of 1974 ratifying the Indira Mujib Agreement. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quoted in an interview published today as saying that “prevention of illegal migrants was an obligation in the 1972 Indira Mujib and Rajiv Gandhi-AASU (All Assam Students Union) agreements of 1985.

Mr Modi replied: “The prevention of illegal migrants was an obligation in the Indira Mujib Agreement of 1972 and the Rajiv Gandhi-AASU Convention of 1985. Although Congress accepted it, the policy of the electoral banks – which the party is clever – prevented them from actually implementing the process. Congress lacked political will and courage. She`s guilty of criminal negligence in this country.┬áHe said the VHP disapproved of 1971 as the reference year for categorizing Bangladeshi infiltrats under the Indira Mujib agreement. The Friendship, Cooperation and Peace Agreement between India and Bangladesh was a 25-year treaty, signed on 19 March 1972, which forged close bilateral relations between India and the newly created Bangladeshi state. The treaty was also known as the Indira Mujib Treaty, according to the treaty`s signatories, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.