Are you surprised or confused after reading the headline?
Yes, you read it right.
Bangladesh is not just a country that shares borders with India rather it's also a village!
The village named Bangladesh situated in Kashmir, an integral part of India, reports North East Now.
The Indian part of Kashmir has a total of 22 districts. Srinagar, the capital which is 80km away from the north, there is a district called Bandipore. The name of the village 'Bangladesh' belongs to Alusa Tahsil in the district of Bandipore.
The village is located on the banks of Wuller, the second-largest freshwater lake in Asia. As it is located in a remote area, the outsiders do not want to visit the place.
The water of Wullar is surrounded by the floating village. The high mountains behind the village and the overall natural beauty of the surroundings create a very charming scenario.
Now the question is why this village is named Bangladesh?
It is because the village of Kashmir has a connection with Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971.
A fire broke out in the village of Jurimon in 1971. Around five to six homes were engulfed in the fire. The residents of the village had become homeless as the inferno burned down the houses completely.
Later, the homeless people decided to make their home away from this charred area. So they chose a vacant place and started making their living.
In December of that year, Bangladesh was born. At the same time, the homeless people began their journey from this area and decided to name their new village as 'Bangladesh' with a new dream and desire.
The village has over 150 families and lacks proper roads, electricity, medical facilities, drainage, and public convenience.
The deputy commissioner's office in Bandipore recognised the name of Bangladesh as a separate village in 2010.
There are now more than 150 homes in Bangladesh village that started from around five to six homes.
Fisheries are their main source of livelihood. Besides, collecting water nuts is one of the major earning sources of the villagers. But now some villagers become diverted in agricultural professions also.