Hint: It’s not
There is, of course, no real threat to
These ‘immigrants’ are the subject of the usual accusations, eg ‘they’re taking our jobs’. And, of course, the problem is talked up by rightwing Hindu politicians.
So far, so familiar. But this fence has a broader significance if you look a few decades ahead.
In July 2010 the CIA put
By contrast the land area of Bangledesh seems bound to shrink over the coming decades. That’s most obviously because rising sea levels will flood low-lying land but also because more severe storms will make some of that land uninhabitable.
Squeezed out by the rising sea many Bangladeshis will look for somewhere less vulnerable – and where else will they look but
In this context