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‘Do we not have any rights?’ Indian Muslims’ fear after Assam...

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Shaikh Azizur Rahman Maynal Haque was holding a bamboo stick in his hand when the police shot him at point-blank range. All around...

Violent eviction drive in India’s Assam revives tensions over undocumented migrants

By Niha Masih andSadiq Naqvi DHALPUR, India — Dozens of armed police officers surrounded the grove as tear gas filled the air. A young man wielding...

‘Vast differences’ in growth rate of religions — Bhagwat calls for...

By D.K. SINGH New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat Friday called for a National Register of Citizens (NRC) and a review of the...

Aman Wadud: ‘There is normalisation of hatred’

By ZIYA US SALAM Interview with Aman Wadud, human rights lawyer. A few years ago, the human rights lawyer Aman Wadud was at the forefront of a...

NRC in limbo, Assam govt. appears to have gone soft on...

The long pause in the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and a series of decisions have indicated that the Bharatiya...

80-year-old Assam woman declared ‘foreigner’ in spite of NRC inclusion

Dispur: 80-year-old Bhandari Das had fled from Bangladesh to India in 1967 along with her husband and two children. She had been living in a...

Assam Government’s Eviction Drive Kicks Up Controversy

By Rajeev Bhattacharya An eviction drive launched by the Assam government against Bengali-speaking Muslim encroachers on government land has snowballed into a huge controversy after two...

Hate Watch: A Sant Who Threatens Suicide if Muslims, Christians Aren’t...

By Alishan Jafri and Naomi Barton New Delhi: On September 29, Jagadguru Paramhans Das of Tapasvi Chhawani in Ayodhya issued a widely covered statement saying that he was...

Woman, Family Living In Assam For 54 Years Declared “Foreigners”

By Ratnadip Choudhury Guwahati:  Bhandari Das fled from Bangladesh to India, an ally, in 1967 along with her husband and two children to escape "religious persecution"...

Sub-committee set up to prepare framework for implementing all clauses of...

The Assam government has constituted a sub-committee to examine and prepare a framework for the implementation of all clauses of the Assam Accord. The...

Resisting India’s structural limits on suffrage

In India, as in other parts of the world, voter suppression has always targeted oppressed communities and minorities. Independent India’s constitution included universal adult...

Citizenship Amendment Act Will Not Be Implemented In Kerala: Chief Minister

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala):  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while maintaining his stance on the issue, on Thursday said that the Citizenship Amendment Act will not be...

Singling Out Muslims: Bihar Govt Asks Citizens To Identify, Report ‘Illegal...

By ALISHAN JAFRI New Delhi: In an order dated 18 August 2021, the Patna High court asked the Bihar government to provide a plan for setting up a...