Articles by Syeda Ambia Zahan
Sep 18, 2019
Ill-equipped private madrassas in Assam ignore child rights, junk formal education; girl students often end up as child bridesThe private madrassas are one of the key reasons for low rate of income among the Muslim community as hardly anyone graduating from these ill-equipped institutes will have a chance to survive in today's competitive job markets.
Sep 03, 2019
Rs 1,220-cr and 10 years later, NRC leaves group favouring exercise dissatisfied, raises doubts over migrant numbers in AssamThe NRC in Assam, which took ten years, employed 52,000 government employees and cost the government Rs 1,220 crore, is now being considered as a fruitless exercise by the very same people who sought it in order to detect and deport of illegal migrants from the northeastern state
Jul 18, 2019
Assam floods turn colleges into makeshift 'jail', trafficking activities see spurt as state battles fever, diarrhoea amid delugeMost of the flood-affected areas in Assam have been without power supply for the past week or more.
Jul 12, 2019
Assam NRC: 6 kill self in 13 days as state prepares final list; lack of recourse pushes residents to edge, say activistsAt least six people have committed suicide in Assam in 13 days due to issues relating to NRC, the final list of which will be published on 31 July
Jul 05, 2019
Child marriages flourish among Muslims in Assam with alleged collusion of court officials, lawyers and ignorant parentsPrepared as a legal document and authenticated by the notary of a lower court, the affidavits are considered as “marriage deeds” of a minor who is yet to attain the age of consent, often with a person thrice her age.
Jun 16, 2019
Assam teachers mock 'chowkidar' campaign, prefix 'driver' to their names to protest state minister's commentThe protest campaign by the teachers began on Friday, after the Assam education minister compared the pass certificate of the TET with a driving license.
Jun 03, 2019
NRC in Assam: Key 'witnesses' against ex-armyman Mohammad Sanaullah claim they were never called by policeSanaullah, 52, has been languishing in Goalpara detention camp. The Indian Army’s Directorate of Sainik Welfare has offered to provide legal assistance to him.
May 30, 2019
Retired Subedar, who fought in Kargil War, served 30 years in Indian Army, declared 'foreigner', sent to detention centre in AssamFive days after the BJP-led NDA won Lok Sabha elections riding on the issues of national security, a retired Indian Army Subedar has been declared "foreigner" in Assam’s Kamrup district. Mohammad Sanaullah, a retired Honorary Lieutenant of the Indian Army has been sent to the detention centre on Tuesday, following a case registered in the Boko Police Station Tribunal, in 2008.
Apr 10, 2019
'Beef isn't banned in Assam': Locals react after mob thrashes 68-year-old Shaukat Ali in fresh cow vigilantism caseAssam: In yet another case of cow vigilantism, an elderly Muslim man, Shaukat Ali, was beaten up and forced to eat pork, which is forbidden among followers of Islam, while his restaurant was vandalised by another group at some distance in Biswanath Chariali district in Assam on Sunday
Feb 25, 2019
Arunachal Pradesh PRC row: Four killed in violent protests, tussle between BJP, Congress continuesA total of four deaths have been reported in violence in Arunachal Pradesh three days after protests erupted over the issue of granting PRCs to six communities.