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POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Himanta Biswa Sarma, Nrc list, Assam nrc, NRC

NRC mess: The missing foreigners of Assam

Many are disappointed with a low headcount of illegal immigrants in Assam. And this could well lead to a re-evaluation.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |  4-minute read
National register of citizens, Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, NRC

Assam NRC: Identity politics can put Mamata Banerjee and Bengal’s Right on the same boat

Could Prashant Kishor’s advice to the West Bengal chief minister reverse BJP’s recent gains in the state?

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Assam accord, National register of citizens, Nrc in assam, NRC

Assam NRC excludes 19 lakh: Is the number too high or too low?

Statements made by various chief ministers and Union ministers over the years are proof the final list has got its maths all wrong.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, NRC, National register of citizens, Nellie massacre

Shadows of NRC: 35 years after 1983's Nellie massacre, why the issue of ‘foreigners’ in Assam is boiling

BJP president Amit Shah says NRC should be implemented nationwide. It has meanwhile hit problems even in Assam, which has faced the 'locals versus foreigners' debate for decades now.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Bangladeshi illegal immigrants, Bangladesh, Immigration, NRC

Time for NRC in Bengal: Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are pouring into India from porous Bengal borders, endangering natives and their property

Illegal infiltration from Bangladesh into West Bengal has only multiplied over the years. Today, jihadi elements have also entered the routes. It's time for India to put our own security first.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
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

 |  6-minute read
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

 |  8-minute read
Bangladesh, Bengalis, Cooch Behar, NRC

NRC and spillover politics: For Bengalis in Cooch Behar enclaves, home is where the hurt is

These Indian citizens have been reduced to 'dots' on the map of border politics.

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
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Why Assam NRC draft has thrown up a citizenship conundrum

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