Assam

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POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
NRC, Assam, Muslims, Minorities

Why the new identity politics of nationalism hates the outsider

At one time, the country had the folklore, the myths, of coping with the outsider. Our culture was open and plural, but today he is seen as a threat.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Supreme Court, Rajnath Singh, Citizenship, Assam

Why Assam NRC draft has thrown up a citizenship conundrum

The NRC has put the fate of 40 lakh people in the balance.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Bangladeshi immigrant, Muslim, Congress, BJP

Muddying the Brahmaputra: How both Congress and the BJP are using Assam NRC draft for their own political ends

As the Lok Sabha polls near and a 40 lakh population awaits its fate, it's clear that both the parties are riding an NRC tiger they can't dismount.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Illegal Immigrants, Assam, National Register for Citizens, Nrc final draft

NRC list: Why this is the right time for India to get tough on illegal immigrants

The process of drafting the list has enough checks and balances to safeguard rights of those whose citizenship is being decided.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Illegal Immigrants, Assam, India, Bangladesh

Why NRC should be extended across all of India

Besides being a security risk, illegal Bangladeshi's influence the polity and eat into the already constrained resources of a developing India.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Illegal Immigrants, Bangladesh, Hindu, Muslim

NRC List - Ground reality shows most missing names are of minorities

The NRC list raises many doubts. Many anxieties. And many questions.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Illegal immigration, BJP, Assam, Nrc final draft

NRC final draft: The people without a post office

Instead of fuelling a civil war, we have to find a dignified and responsible solution to this problem.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Illegal immigration, BJP, Assam, Nrc final draft

NRC final draft: How right-wing politics and left-liberal fear-mongering threaten to mar peace in Assam

So, even before the final NRC is published, some 'experts' have declared 40 lakh people as 'illegal immigrants' from Bangladesh.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Assam, Google search, Caste system, হিমা দাস

Why the 'urban elite' wants to know Hima Das's caste

Well-educated Twitter-types like to claim they don't discriminate on the basis of caste. Yet they perpetrate its biases.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Hindu migrants in india, Assam, Citizenship amendment bill, National register of citizens

Assam's Citizenship Bill will only push the state into a Kafkaesque nightmare

The bizarre implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill have proved a nightmare.