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Is it time we rethink geo-political divides?
Ahmad Bashir Laltoo is an agricultural laborer. He does not own any land and has two cows. He takes the cows to graze and in that adventure gets jailed by Indian Border Security Force for trespassing into a sovereign country. Malati Dutta got arrested by Bangladesh Rifles found sleeping under a tree that she did not know belong to a foreign country. Both of them asked where exactly on the ground really was the line that divides their land, river and sky as out of bound.
Though sparsely populated, Bering Strait divides US from Russia. Does it really?
The Guarani Aquifer, located beneath the surface of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, is one of the world's largest aquifer systems and is an important source of fresh water. It is estimated to contain about 37,000 cubic kilometers (8,900 cu mi) of water, arguably the largest single body of groundwater in the world. Whose is this treasure?
If Crimea joins Russia, will the history of its natural resource flows through Ukraine for millenia change overnight?
As terrestrial resources dwindle, is it time for us to rethink geo-political divides? The idea that an imaginary line drawn over earth subsequent to a war or a political upsurge can take care of transboundary natural resources?