Bangladeshis in India fear deportation, spike in border smuggling

Many say a climate of hostility towards Muslims has been growing since the new citizenship law came into effect.
It gives priority to non-Muslim immigrants from neighbouring countries.
Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith has more from the Bangladeshi side of the border with India.

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