Articles by Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha
Nov 28, 2018
Mizoram Assembly polls: State sees highest women candidates in its history, yet female representation remains lowWith just 15 women among the 200 candidates contesting the Mizoram Assembly polls, women's representation in politics is among the lowest in the northeastern state
Nov 22, 2018
BJP quest to bloom lotus in Mizoram Assembly faces great wall of Mizo National Front in electionsStar campaigners from the neighbouring states of Assam, Tripura and Manipur are also campaigning in various constituencies of Mizoram.
Aug 20, 2018
Of no fixed abode: NRC leaves out Kargil martyr's nephew; family slams politicians' rhetoric calling those excluded 'outsiders'In Kargil, 1999, Grenadier Chimmoy Bhowmik laid down his life on the battlefield. His nephew Pinak's name has been left out of the NRC.
Aug 15, 2018
Of no fixed abode: Govt should accept us or shoot us, says family of 'migrant' who committed suicide in 2012 over NRCIn 2012, Arjun Namasudra of Cachar district had killed himself after he was served with a D-voter notice by the Foreigners Tribunal in Assam; six years later, his family is battling the same crisis
Aug 12, 2018
Of no fixed abode: Former RSS functionary Santanu Naik, left out of NRC, says he can't think of living anywhere but in AssamSantanu Naik, a former RSS member, said he had submitted documents which prove his father as a voter in Assam, but his name was not in the NRC final draft.
Aug 09, 2018
Of no fixed abode: In a village known for its D-voters, 48-year-old woman ostracised after Assam NRC exclusionDespite having his name in Assam’s electoral rolls of 1971 — the cut-off year for National Register of Citizenship (NRC) — Kumud Ram Das, 63, has been languishing in a detention camp for the last nine months.
Aug 07, 2018
Of no fixed abode: 102-yr-old man, who spent 3 months in detention centre, faces identity crisis courtesy Assam NRCThe family submitted the necessary documents when the process for National Register of Citizens (NRC) began. However, earlier this year they were sent a notice by the Foreigner’s Tribunal.
Aug 04, 2018
Of no fixed abode: Named in first NRC, missing in final draft, former MLA claims he was left out 'intentionally'Two-time MLA Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya, whose name has gone missing from the final draft of the NRC, caims RSS pressurised NRC co-ordinator Prateek Hajela to come up with new rules which would help exclude more Muslims