The hitherto stateless urdu-speakers of Bangladesh (or Biharis) exercised their right to vote in the parliamentary elections yesterday as citizens of Bangladesh. Here are some snaps from Mohammadpur¬† - the site of one of the original “camps” in which urdu-speakers were interned in 1971. ( Voting booth was at the Mohammadpur Model College)

I will be writing more soon. Notice the female only queue ( applied to all areas not just urdu-speaking areas!)