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Assam: Discourse of Disinheritance

Assam: Discourse of Disinheritance

For the last five years or so heated discussion on violence committed on minorities in Assam has risen to such a fever-pitch that any plea for a reasonable assessment of the Assamese concerns has been virtually ruled out of court.The Assamese,or a section of them,have been grave violators of human rights.But that by itself should not justify ruling out any[Read More…]

by 06/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Atrocity as Mode of Governance

Atrocity as Mode of Governance

Even a couple of days before it hapless Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, or anybody outside a charmed circle,had any idea that they will be set upon by hordes of murderers and hate=filled fanatics. Secrecy and suddenness are the basic elements of such mass assaults on life and property of victims of pogroms. Secrecy is no longer so important as[Read More…]

by 25/09/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Vaccine Blues

Vaccine Blues

There are several reports in the press here in Assam that in several rural regions people queuing up from daybreak for the jab were told that the vaccine stock was exhausted after three or four hours.Incensed they created a huge ruckus,and at times vandalised the vaccine centre and attacked the staff.A friend from the countryside told me on phone that[Read More…]

by 07/08/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Hum Do – Humare ??

Hum Do – Humare ??

The year was 1954 – on a windy, wet evening of February, a male child was born – the youngest sword bearer of the Brahmin clan residing in Bamunpara, Bilasipara (Dhubri district). He is the 8th child of his parents – the youngest maternal uncle or “mama” of the 3 kids born to his eldest ‘didi’. The entire Bamunpara rejoiced[Read More…]

by 23/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Reciprocal nemeses : the Himanta-Akhil equation

Reciprocal nemeses : the Himanta-Akhil equation

In a scene in the Dark Knight, Batman asks Joker: “Then why do you want to kill me?” , to which Joker laughs and says, “I don’t want to kill you…what would I do without you? You complete me”. The Batman-Joker equation is toxically symbiotic. One completes the other, though they hate each other profoundly. They are the forever reciprocal[Read More…]

by 28/05/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Understanding the Anomalies in the College Recruitment Process in Assam

Understanding the Anomalies in the College Recruitment Process in Assam

Corruptions and anomalies are almost ever present in the recruitment processes in Assam. In 2018 several sitting senior officers of Assam government recruited by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) were arrested for a massive cash for job scandal (https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-cash-for-jobs-scam-bjp-mps-daughter-18-other-officers-arrested/article24453102.ece). In a matter of days, again surfaced the alleged scandal in the recruitment of 900 posts for the Panchayat &[Read More…]

by 02/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India
New challenge before the BJP in Assam: Tribal organizations to form new political party

New challenge before the BJP in Assam: Tribal organizations to form new political party

The upcoming Assam assembly elections slated to be held next year. This time the path to power for the ruling BJP would not be smooth due to some policies adopted by the Narendra Modi government. Several organizations protested against the Citizenship(Amendment) Act earlier this year of which two influential outfits already formed a new political party to contest in the[Read More…]

by 02/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Akhil Gogoi: A peasant leader jailed for supporting the poor and oppressed

Akhil Gogoi: A peasant leader jailed for supporting the poor and oppressed

Co-Written by Atul and Sandeep Pandey Akhil Gogoi-a peasant leader and Right to Information activist from Assam has been in jail since December 2019. His crime is that he exercised his fundamental right of speech and expression by protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The police took him in custody on December 12, 2019, and since then he has been[Read More…]

by 06/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Assam And The NRC Update

Assam And The NRC Update

Amid cacophonies of blowing horns and revving engines of lumbering trucks on the national highways 37 and 31 and the deafening whistles of diesel locomotives across the state, one could easily hear the hues and cries of the most Bengali speaking people in Assam.For them the new year began with utter suspense as millions of Assamese woke up to a[Read More…]

by 26/02/2018 5 comments India
The Politics Of Eviction In Assam

The Politics Of Eviction In Assam

A year back the newly elected government in Assam started an eviction drive to free government land of illegal encroachers. While it started with Kaziranga, very soon such drives were carried out all over the state. The government initiative led to a mixed response from people. While many hailed it as a required initiative to save forest land and ensure[Read More…]

by 02/12/2017 1 comment Human Rights
NRC Row In Assam: On Asking The Right Questions

NRC Row In Assam: On Asking The Right Questions

Assamese media has been time and again criticized for sidelining media ethics while reporting. In a latest case, they have continued with such behavior. A month back a meeting was held in Delhi to discuss some important issues related to Assam. The updating of National Register of Citizens and the persisting delay in the process was to be discussed. Some[Read More…]

by 28/11/2017 1 comment India
Disturbing Developments In Assam

Disturbing Developments In Assam

After the BJP came to power in Assam in May 2016, the state government has unleashed a reign of terror to execute its fascistic agendas. Within 2 months into power, the government opened fire and killed a 25 year old man Mintu Deuri, during a protest organized in Raha against the transfer of the site for a proposed AIIMS in[Read More…]

by 22/09/2016 1 comment India