INDIA, October 11, 2011 (Hindustan Times): A 150-year-old Durga Temple located in no-man’s land between India and Bangladesh near Assam’s Karimganj district is all set to host the Durga Puja festival. The temple was a part of Narendra Malakar’s property. He was a landlord during the British period. In a demarcation drive, a border was drawn between the house and the Durga Temple of Narendra Malakar. The area came under fencing in 2008 and a year later BSF (border security force) jawans discovered the temple. With the help of locals they started Durga Puja celebrations there which attract thousands of devotees during the festival every year.

During Pujas, the BSF opens the border gate from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm every day where only devotees are allowed to enter. An on-duty BSF official said, “Not only locals, our jawans celebrate Navratri by offering puja in this temple. We have people from various parts of India in our force and this temple beyond fencing unites everyone. We only allow devotees to go beyond the fencing gate during the festival.”

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