Articles by Angshuman Choudhury
Jul 25, 2019
Ex-Assam guv SK Sinha's report on illegal immigration in state is riddled with contradictions, dubious dataIn November 1998, Srinivas Kumar Sinha, the then Governor of Assam and also former Vice Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, penned a rare report.
Jun 20, 2019
India's foreign policy for next 5 years: New Delhi must stave off Chinese influence on Myanmar through trade, development assistanceThe Modi government has much to look forward to in Myanmar, largely based on the significant amount of work it has already accomplished.
Mar 22, 2019
How Indian media spread outright misinformation about a ‘massive surgical strike’ against ‘Rohingya insurgents’Most media reports were rife with unverified facts that not only jumped the gun on the military operation, but also ended up slandering the Rohingya Muslim community.
Nov 17, 2018
Tinsukia killings: After almost a decade of relative calm, Assam faces threat of violence over ethno-nationalismAlthough Assam is long familiar with mindless violence of the obscure, terrorising kind (read: the 1990s secret killings), this was a peculiar killing.
Sep 17, 2018
Ahead of Lok Sabha 2019 polls, ABVP's failures in JNUSU election indicate young India isn't too impressed with BJPMake no mistake, these results stand as proof of the fact that India’s best-known Central university will not vindicate the saffron politics of hate and fear anytime soon.
Sep 12, 2018
JNUSU election 2018: Independent candidate says students are most-ignored subject in party-dominated university pollsThe much talked-about Delhi University Students Union Elections, which are being fought among four large student parties (or coalition of parties) this year, is underway. The frontline contestants include the 'Left Unity' (a coalition of four left parties), the Dalit-centric Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students' Association (BAPSA), the Congress-affiliated National Students' Union of India (NSUI), and the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
Aug 04, 2018
Delinking Aadhaar, voter roll from NRC negates intent, turns Rs 1,200-crore exercise into pointless endeavourIf the government’s proposed move to delink the voter roll and Aadhaar from the NRC comes to fruition, it would be a frontal negation of the NRC’s own intent and a gross misspending of taxpayers' money
May 04, 2018
NRC Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma warn 'illegal foreigners' but overlook constitutional obligationBoth Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma conceded that deportation is a long shot under current circumstances, and should be dealt with at a later stage.
Mar 07, 2018
Tripura win: Bulldozing Lenin statues no method to end Communist legacy; BJP mandate is for change, not violenceBy exploiting a decisive public mandate to bulldoze a statue, the BJP has only made a complete mockery of the very ethos of electoral democracy.
Dec 07, 2017
Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision: India's 'independent' stand reflects neutrality over Israel-Palestine issueOn 6 December, US president Donald Trump, in an unprecedented policy move, recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced that the American embassy will soon be moved out of Tel Aviv into the sharply contested holy city. This is an affirmative validation of the decades-old Israeli claim on west Jerusalem and a tacit attestation to its claim on East Jerusalem, as opposed to the corresponding claim by Palestine. These counter-claims remain key flashpoints in the limping dialogue process between the two parties.