Recently I wished to hire a maid. I passed the word around and the next day two girls appeared before my house and they told me that we are maids who do household work. They wore bindis like Hindus and when asked their names they gave Hindu names as well. I was satisfied, but asked them from which state they had come. The told me that they were from Calcutta.
All went well for about 2 months when I had a visit from the local sub inspector of the police staion. He was respectful, but informed that he
I was in a a quandry, but was able to convince the police man that these girls were not from Bangla desh and were Indians. The inspector left, with a bottle of scotch as a gift from me. Why I did
The fact is that Bangla desh is the international basket case witha large population, limited land resources and pehaps the lowest per capita income in Asia. It is a land ravaged by floods and famines. There are no hard figures available , but there could be at least 10 million Bangladeshi nationals working and making a living in India.
Another aspect is the flesh trade, which thrives with Bangladesh girls. Young girls escaping the hunger in Bangladesh are lured as concubines, servant -maids, call girls and plain prostitutes. it is sad, buta fact and cannot be wished away.
Before 1947 Bangladesh was a part of India, but it became part of Pakistan and in 1971 helped break the 2 nation theory by becoming an independent state in its own right. Obviously there has to be a solution to the infux of Bangladesh nationals into India. But with hunger and lack of jobs in that part of Asia, these nationals will continue to come and work in India