Bangladeshi Immigrants News
BJP condemns AAP of 'supporting' illegal Rohingya, Bangladeshi immigrants in Delhi
In the two-day executive meeting of the BJP's Delhi unit, various leaders trained their guns on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over various issues
Kailash Vijayvargiya says suspicious of workers' nationality because of 'strange' eating habits; Opposition says comments reflect BJP's racist, communal mindset
The ruling Trinamool Congress and Opposition Congress and CPM in West Bengal on Friday criticised BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya for calling the eating habits of the construction workers employed at his residence as "strange" and doubting their nationality based on it.
In Odisha's Kendrapara district, Bangladeshi Hindus told to 'quit India' rejoice over CAA, but remain wary of U-turn on citizenship
The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 has brought relief to the 1,551 families of Mahakalapada and Rajnagar blocks in Kendraparain district in Odisha, who were served with a 'quit India' notice under Foreigners Act
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
Amid anti-CAA storm, Assam remains calm: Artists at forefront of protests preach peace and patience
What sets Assam apart from the rest of the country is its peaceful form of protest. The Assamese have combined peace, patience and art to set an example for those who believe in the true meaning of nation building.
Inspired by Ahom warrior Mula Gabhoru, Assamese women take centrestage in fresh anti-CAA protests across state
If the first phase of Assam protests against Citizenship Amendment Act was dominated by violence and instances of aggression, women are taking the centrestage in phase two of the protests which calls for a non-violent satyagraha against the Act
TMC, Congress and Left Front join hands to block NRC in West Bengal; BJP to oppose resolution 'tooth and nail' on floor of Assembly
Assam is the only state in the country to have the updated NRC, which is a validation of Indian citizenship in the north eastern state.
Assam and the NRC: Anti-foreigner paranoia has bred gross injustice in the face of unfounded prejudices
The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is out as scheduled, and all indications are that it has created a gargantuan mess. Over 19 lakh residents of the state have failed to make it to the list, meaning they will now have to fight cases in Foreigners’ Tribunals to prove that they are Indian citizens.
Miyah poetry row: How to read public statements against the backdrop of the backlash
Breaking free from the chains of an unequal relationship is never an easy task. If you dare to challenge the system, you are punished. This is the simple logic through which these systems reproduce. And this is exactly how Miyah poetry was responded to by those who speak as representatives of the Assamese society.
Miyah poetry row in Assam: Analysing the pushback through lens of attitude towards marginalised
While Miyah poetry enables the Miyah to aspire for freedom as a social being, it disables others who would enforce ‘coercion’ on the Miyah so that their sub-human existence continues.
Assam Muslim body demands regulation of madrasas, alleges unregulated institutes are encouraging fundamentalism
An ethnic Assamese Muslim organisation has raised concerns over the quality of education being imparted in madrasas.
Miyah poetry backlash exemplifies the powerful forces unleashed when a group identity is under threat
The idea that people have to pledge loyalty to an official language and may not even write poems in their own language — as seen in the backlash to Miyah poetry — seems pretty extreme by exclusionary standards
BJP MP Tejasvi Surya urges Centre to extend NRC to Karnataka, says Bangladeshi immigrants 'security threat' to Bengaluru
BJP MP Tejasvi Surya Wednesday urged the Centre to extend the NRC to Karnataka as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh have become a security threat to Bengaluru and the entire state
Invisibilised and incarcerated: Once migrants in search for better futures, Bangladeshi women now languish in jail
Rimple Mehta's book Women, Mobility and Incarceration studies the issue of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who are female, thereby gendering research that has otherwise either been male-specific or general. In it, she has documented how they were exploited and invisibilised before they were imprisoned, and why they still hope for better futures
Kiren Rijiju accuses Congress of using 'Bangladeshi infiltrators as vote bank', asserts BJP will do its best to protect North East
Rijiju said the BJP and NDA government will do its best to protect the linguistic and cultural identities of the indigenous people of the North East.
Narendra Modi trying to divide Assam on religious lines, wants Hindu Bangladeshis in India for vote-bank politics, claims Congress
The Congress remark came after Narendra Modi said near Silchar in Assam's Barak Valley that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, would be passed soon in Parliament as a "penance against the injustice and many wrongs done in the past".
Canada parliament passes motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis
The House of Commons last week unanimously voted to call the killings of Rohingya a genocide, a move that Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said at the time was significant.
Odisha's Kendrapara district begins striking off Bangladeshis from voters' list; process to go on till 27 September
As many as 3,987 Bangladeshis have been staying in Odisha illegally. Of them, 1,649 have been staying in coastal Kendrapara district, followed by 1,112 in Paradip and Jagatsinghpur, officials said.
Opposition leaders questioning Assam NRC should look at EU members' focused policies on illegal immigration
Indian politicians raising questions about the Assam NRC can learn a thing or two from the rest of the world on addressing illegal immigration.
Thousands join mass hunger strike in Assam against Citizenship Bill; BJP ally in state backs protests
Thousands of persons participated in a mass hunger strike here on Tuesday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.