In the face of an upcoming govt survey to identify the indigenous Muslims of Assam, Zafri Mudasser Nofil's The Identity Quotient is a must read for all to know about the Goriya, Moriya, Deshi and Julha Muslims considered indigenous, as well as the Muslims of Barak Valley, who have been excluded from the survey
Assam Election: CAA unlikely to be major poll issue as not all see Act detrimental to state, say experts
To a significant extent, the BJP has succeeded in sidelining the CAA and portraying the Muslims of Bengal origin as the biggest threat to the indigenous communities in Assam
Himanta Biswa Sarma says BJP will send Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed to jail after Assam polls for 'lungi' remark
Ahmed had recently suggested setting up a 'Miyan Museum' inside the Kalakshetra in Guwahati, and had said that one of the items on display would be blue-checked lungis worn by Bengali Muslims settled in the riverine areas of lower and cenral Assam
Opportunities, not religious persecution, make Bangladeshis flock to India; border residents fear more immigration on pretext of atrocities
For people living along the northern Dhubri sector of India-Bangladesh border in western Assam, their friends from Bangladesh have more than a single perspective to share on the Citizenship Amendment Act
Anti-CAB protests rock North East India as Rajya Sabha passes contentious legislation; demonstrators stage massive rallies
The anger in the northeastern states against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, showed no signs of abating on the second consecutive day on Wednesday, which was marked by large-scale protests and lockdowns
Nature of protests in Assam show North East agitating against citizenship bill to protect indigenous culture from outsiders, not for 'secular' India
Protesters in Assam say they would oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill even if it included all religions, revealing a huge mismatch between the reasons behind the North East's agitation against CAB and that of the Congress party
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha today, how 'fence-sitters' Shiv Sena, BJD, JD(U) will affect votes in Upper House
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to table the much-debated Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and the ruling government will make efforts to ensure that the lack of majority in the Upper House does not become an obstacle in its aim to fulfill a key election promise. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha at midnight on Tuesday amid vehement objections from the Opposition.
BJP resolve to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill threatens indigenous inhabitants of North East, reminds people of Congress arrogance during party's heyday
The boldness of the saffron party to obliterate the protest of its electorates stems from the absence of any political party in the region to take on its might.
Badruddin Ajmal writes to Union home ministry seeking ban on book allegedly demeaning Islam; author denies the claim
Badruddin Ajmal, who leads the All India United Democratic Front, claims in the letter that the book has severely affected the emotions and hurt religious sentiments of Muslims.
Historians, Assamese Muslims slam Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind theory calling natives 'migrants', term it distortion of history
The theory claims that the immigrants from the region known as Bangladesh today have Dravidian ancestry and were once residents of the land which is known as Assam today.
NRC neither scientific in detecting illegal immigrants, nor in spirit of Assam Accord; indigenous people need constitutional safeguards
The outrage of the indigenous people on the immigration issue is neither due to their religion nor due to their language; rather it is because of what they experienced in front of their own eyes, in their very own lifetimes.
Lok Sabha polls: From mandir to maati, BJP changes poll narrative in Assam, reaches out to Assamese Muslims
Preserving and protecting the Assamese Muslim identity and heritage seems to be a part of BJP’s election rule book in Assam.
Assam Police seeks to form ATS after discovery of Hizbul Mujahideen module rings alarm bells among security establishment
What is surprising is the daring effort to supplant the Hizbul Mujahideen ideology in the northeastern state as is the ready availability of a ragtag band of wannabe militants.