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Assam NRC coordinator files FIR against predecessor for ‘anti-national activities’

Assam’s National Register of Citizens Coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma on Thursday filed a first information report alleging criminal and “anti-national activities” by his predecessor...

From outsiders to termites and infiltrators: How ‘Bangladeshi’ came to signify hate and difference

By Suraj Gogoi / Scroll In colonial Assam, Census officials encountered several enumerators marking anyone not from Assam as “bongāl”. Bongāl was used as a...

Assam Police Arrest Headmistress For ‘Carrying Beef to School Lunch’

New Delhi: Assam police has arrested the headmistress of an Goalpara school over allegations that she had carried beef into the school for lunch. Beef is...

‘CAA is, Was, and Will Remain a Reality’: Home Minister Amit Shah in West Bengal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday, 5 May, that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) "is, was, and will remain" a reality and be implemented...

Assam state leader pushes to replace India’s religion-based laws

By Zarir Hussain / Reuters GUWAHATI, India, May 1 (Reuters) - India should replace marriage and inheritance laws that are based on religion with a...

Assam Boy’s Six-Year Detention: A Portrait of the Violence of NRC

By SURAJ GOGOI / The Quint The devastating tale of a 15-year-old boy who was sent to a detention centre in Assam and ended up spending six years there,...

Assam: Committee Proposes Selective Census, IDs For Assamese Muslims

A Committee formed by the Assam government has made a proposal that a census be conducted to identify Assamese Muslims and ID cards be...

Declared Illegal Immigrants, Detained For 18 Months, Then Found To Be Indian: An Assam Muslim Family’s Trauma

Guwahati: On a cold winter morning in February 2022, Nur Hussain zipped open a fraying backpack that held sheafs of documents. “I can show you...

Splitting up Muslims? Assam Govt’s move to Identify “Indigenous Muslims” raises eyebrows

In a continuum to the ongoing NRC-CAA drive, Assam Government’s panel has recommended to identify the indigenous Muslims and not mix them with the...