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VOICES

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Citizenship amendment bill, NSA, Prison, Kishore chandra wangkhem

Kishore Chandra Wangkhem: 'In the last few years, freedom of speech has been suppressed. People who speak against the govt can get killed'

Manipur TV journalist Kishore Chandra Wangkhem was arrested under the National Security Act (NSA), for social media posts criticising the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Just out of prison, Wangkhem spoke with Rohit E David about his experience.

POLITICS

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Citizenship amendment bill, Azan fakir, Bhupen hazarika, Assam

In times of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, what we can learn from the 'zikirs', Assam's songs of unity

The zikirs were short devotional songs composed by a Sufi known as Azan Fakir in the Assamese language.

VARIETY

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Asia bibi, Bangladeshi immigrants, Illegal Immigrants, Citizenship amendment bill

Citizenship Bill makes no sense: India cannot afford to share more resources with immigrants

While the bill favours entry of Hindus from other countries, New Delhi should help persecuted minorities by raising their issues at the bilateral level.

VARIETY

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NRC, Himanta Biswa Sarma, অসম অ্যাকর্ড, Citizenship amendment bill

Why Assam, which stopped the Mughals, can’t stop Bangladeshis now

Many thought the BJP, which professed dedication to tackling illegal migration, would help matters. But hopes in Assam have been dimmed again.

POLITICS

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Illegal Immigrants, Citizenship amendment bill, NRC, Assam

Is there a solution to the NRC imbroglio in Assam?

The Assamese would like to protect their ancestral land, culture and identity, as well as a political majority in the state.

POLITICS

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Voting, Constitution of India, Citizenship amendment bill, Lynch mob

Why our sense of citizenship is so snobbish and narrow

After many a riot, the Muslim as citizen is still atoning for the alleged sins of his ancestors.

POLITICS

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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.

VOICES

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National register of citizens, BJP, Assam, Citizenship amendment bill

Citizenship Bill: If it's about sheltering the persecuted, why not include Rohingyas?

The proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is unreasonable and disregards the fact that India is a secular state.

POLITICS

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National register of citizens, BJP, Assam, Citizenship amendment bill

Citizenship Amendment Bill — What is it the Assamese fear the most

It is not hatred for other communities, but the fear of being reduced to a powerless minority in one’s own homeland.

POLITICS

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Citizenship amendment bill, Assam, Congress, Bjp-rss agenda

BJP's failed Assam experiment shows it's a good thing Rahul Gandhi doesn’t have any 'agenda'

The Hindutva agenda has backfired in Assam as Assamese are united as a linguistic nationality, not Hindu nationality.