Yogendra Yadav and Shekhar Gupta vouch for a monolithic Assamese identity; get history and politics around NRC all wrong
It is a logical fallacy to support NRC and oppose CAA, as both feeds into each other.
Assam civil society groups to move Supreme Court against amended Citizenship Act, condemn arrest of KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi
Two Assam civil society organisations said that they will file separate petitions in the Supreme Court against the amended Citizenship Act and will seek a stay on it
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
Despite its rare acridity, Gohain’s position isn’t out-of-the-blue. He represents a swelling group of jatiyatabadis, spread out evenly across the political spectrum in Assam, who argue that the emergence of Miyah poetry is a threat to the Assamese language and perhaps, even an affront to the Assamese identity.
251 sedition cases filed against individuals, banned organisations in Assam since BJP-led alliance came to power in 2016
Assam government has registered a total of 251 sedition cases since the BJP-led alliance came to power in the state in 2016, the Assembly was informed
Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain slams govt, says sedition charge 'dangerous, unresisted abuse of power by ruling dispensation'
These charges show to what extent the administration can go to abuse freedom of expression and suppress dissent, says Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain.
SC decides to keep PIL on Citizenship Amendment Bill pending; 'Parliament should take a call first,' says CJI Ranjan Gogoi
The Supreme Court decided to keep the public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill pending, with Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi saying the Bill is yet to be passed by the Rajya Sabha
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Hardik Pandya's arrogance, Rajinikanth's return, Sabarimala redux; today's must-read stories
The thoughtless natter over Hardik Pandya's sexual conquests and the testosterone-driven arrogance on display is also an indictment of the celebrity status being taken to ridiculous lengths. W
Citizenship Bill: Politicos, Assam civil society decry sedition case against Sahitya Akademi winner Hiren Gohain
Former Assam Sahitya Sabha president Nagen Saikia came down heavily on the government for taking such a drastic step.
Assam floods aftermath Part 3: Farmers find no respite in receding waters as layers of sand bury farmland
The aftermath of the floods has not only forced farmers switching to a different crop but also absorb a substantial loss.