Amid protests over CAA-NRC across India, childhood buddies wrangle on social media, exit from WhatsApp groups
Relationships among childhood friends are turning sour, students are disagreeing with their teachers and alumnus of prestigious institutions are exiting WhatsApp groups, all because of arguments on social media over the CAA and NRC
Anti-CAA protests: Fury grows in Meerut where five people were killed in 20 December police-protester clashes
The clashes on 20 December erupted around Lisari Gate in Meerut after Friday afternoon prayers. Residents say the police broke several CCTV cameras in the area before the violence began
CAA-NRC has acted as trigger for Muslims lacking political representation, fuelling community's animus against Centre
As protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) reach a state of suspended animation, it gives us an opportunity to take a closer look at and attempt to understand the nature and trigger of the relentless demonstrations, marches and the violence that shook India for two weeks and have resulted in 20 deaths so far
NRC fear factor led to BJP's defeats in West Bengal bypolls; unseating TMC in 2021 may be tricky if it fails to reshape narrative
The BJP has received a setback in the Assembly bypolls in West Bengal after the high of the 2019 Lok Sabha election where it breached Mamata Banerjee's citadel and bagged 18 seats
The question of who is Assamese is an ontological one, brought about by the advent of colonialism in the 19th century.
With 3 days left to publish final NRC in Assam, officers working round the clock for 'error-free' list, say govt officials
With just three days left for the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, officers are working round-the-clock to ensure an "error-free" final list, official sources said on Wednesday.
The final NRC is set to be published on 31 August and little is known about what happens to those whose name do not figure in it
Centre's move to provide constitutional safeguards in Assam sets electoral narrative by reviving old debate
In a bid to set the electoral narrative in Assam before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Centre on Wednesday took a Cabinet decision to provide constitutional safeguards to the indigenous people in Assam by reserving constituencies for them.
Sheikh Hasina's dismissal of 'termites' remarks aside, India-Bangladesh ties face acid test ahead of General Elections
Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina has played down the "illegal" Bangladeshi issue that has plagued the Indian political scene for years
As Centre, state govt blunder through NRC in Assam, lessons from 1951 exercise could proffer helpful pointers
The aim and scope of NRC in 2018 is the same as it was in 1951: To purge illegal immigration. There could be a debate on legacy data and its accuracy, but politics overshadowing the entire exercise may not further the State's interest
Assam NRC final draft released updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid Opposition ruckus over missing names
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal reiterated that the list published on Monday is only a draft, not the final NRC. "The updated process has come to this extent of NRC. It is a draft only. This is to be remembered," he said.