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Aug 08, 2018
Assam NRC: Human rights of non-citizens are important but indigenous Assamese need to protect their vanishing homelandMigration before Independence from East Bengal and infiltration after Independence from East Pakistan and later on from Bangladesh into Assam had become so easy that it caused a profound sense of unease and fear in the minds of all Assamese people.
Aug 07, 2018
Assam turns into haven for illegal migrants: A story of blunders and missed opportunities to resolve vexed issueThe current situation in Assam stems from the failure by the state and society to grasp the long-term implications of unchecked illegal migration.
Aug 06, 2018
NRC in Assam: Exercise to identify illegal migrants must not morph into anti-Muslim madness and affect other statesIt’s hardly surprising that any discussion on Assam’s so-called citizen verification process quickly degenerates into an argument about Bangladeshi Muslims in particular.
Jul 04, 2018
Assam NRC: SC allows deletion of 1.15 lakh names included in first draft from final version set to be published on 30 JulyThe apex court also approved the NRC state coordinator’s proposal to inform these 1.5 lakh persons about the decision to exclude their name and they can file claims for inclusion at the claim/objection stage.
Jun 18, 2018
Assam lynching, Part 3: Grief gives way to calls for revenge as intellectuals warn of undercurrent of tensionThe grief and outrage across Assam following the lynching of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath in Karbi Anglong last week is turning ugly, with calls for revenge attacks on Karbis.
Jun 13, 2018
Assam lynching, Part 1: Gruesome murders fuel ire against Karbis even as calls for peace flood social mediaWhile a section of people is against blaming an entire community for an act of a violent mob, condolences from Karbi Anglong have had little impact on the minds of some Assamese people who are brushing off the Karbi protests as a mere façade to cover the grave act of injustice.
Mar 09, 2018
Jahnu Barua's film Ajeyo to open second edition of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative's film festivalCritically acclaimed filmmaker Jahnu Barua's drama Ajeyo will open the second edition of 'Matter of Right(s)', a two-day film festival by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in New Delhi on 13 March.
Jan 02, 2018
Successful NRC updation would prepare ground for tectonic shift in Assam politicsThe first part draft published with the names of 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore total applicants in Assam recognising them as legal citizens of India.
Nov 04, 2017
Assam's NRC quandary Part 4: Confusion on 'original inhabitant' may be major bottleneck in identifying legal citizensThe Congress insisted that the use of the term “Original Inhabitants” would create a divide among those included in the NRC, which the party said is not warranted.
May 26, 2017
Narendra Modi names Dhola-Sadia bridge Bhupen Hazarika Setu: All you need to know about late singerPrime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadiya on Friday and renamed it as the Bhupen Hazarika bridge.