Assam

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Is there a way out of the ethno-political cauldron in India’s far-east?

After describing why this region is India’s gateway to realising its eastern ambitions, Sudeep soon cuts to the chase, stating that the Naga peace process is central to establishing peace in...

November 27, 2019
November 27, 2019

Sunset for Assam NRC, Sunrise Over Pan-India NRC

The controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam appears to have been discarded for all practical purposes.

September 1, 2019
September 1, 2019

No Bangladeshis among them

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said he does not think those excluded from the final list of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) are Bangladeshis.

September 1, 2019
September 1, 2019

What after final NRC?

Now that the final National Register of Citizens in Assam has come out, the lives of more than 1.9 million people excluded from it stand to be affected. They will be looking at an uncertain future....

August 31, 2019
August 31, 2019

Options for those excluded from Assam NRC

The 1.9 million people excluded from Assam's controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list intended to identify illegal immigrants in Assam, will be provided with legal help, says...

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019

Assam on alert ahead of publication of citizenship register

Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police are deployed in India's border state of Assam, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of people...

February 23, 2019
February 23, 2019

Death toll rises to 93 in Assam bootleg liquor tragedy

The death toll rises to 93 in India’s Assam after tea plantation workers drank toxic bootleg liquor when they received their weekly wages, reports The Times of India.

September 3, 2018
September 3, 2018

Life upended for those left out

Nimai Hajong remembers almost nothing of the hills of eastern Bangladesh where he was born more than half a century ago, having fled as a small child to India where he has lived as a refugee ever...

July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018

Don’t take any coercive action over Assam’s draft NRC: Indian SC

The Supreme Court of India says the publication of the complete draft NRC of Assam cannot be the basis of any coercive action against anyone since it is merely a draft.

July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018

40 lakh left off Assam citizen list

India has stripped 40 lakh people in Assam of citizenship, sparking fears of mass deportations of Muslims from the north-eastern state.