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Call for nationwide protests on 16th December against unconstitutional CAA-NPR-NRC

Call for nationwide protests on 16th December against unconstitutional CAA-NPR-NRC

16th Dec 2021 will mark two years since the historic Shaheen Bagh movement for equal citizenship and safeguarding the fundamental ethos of our constitution. In response to brutal state violence unleashed on protesting students of Jamia Milia Islamia in Delhi on the fateful night of 15th Dec’19, what emerged in Shaheen Bagh was a powerful, organic democratic struggle led by[Read More…]

by 08/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Review NPR-NRC

Review NPR-NRC

Illegal migrants living inside India is a worrying, long-standing reality dating back to the 1950s. This is so especially in several border states. Over decades, successive governments of different political persuasions at centre have amended the Citizenship legislation several times, but have only complicated, not helped to resolve if not solve, the issue. Together, the centre and states have failed[Read More…]

by 19/05/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Assam: The crisis of citizenship rejection letters

Assam: The crisis of citizenship rejection letters

 “In its present form, the NRC is basically a Rs1,600 crore waste paper that drove many to suicide, made thousands of poor people poorer and be in perpetual fear of being ejected from their homes.” In the entire country, Assam is the only State having National Register of Citizens compiled, wherein more than 19 lakhs that were left out of[Read More…]

by 31/03/2021 Comments are Disabled India
What does the Nellie massacre tell us about Assamese society?

What does the Nellie massacre tell us about Assamese society?

Assamese nationalism is a cultural project of the caste Assamese middle class. They have remained true to their conviction of the ‘anti-foreigner’ consciousness. The psychology of hate for the ‘outsider’ manufactured by this middle class became a norm in the public sphere in Assam. Any deviation from this norm turns one into an anti-cultural actor and destroyer of culture. Any[Read More…]

by 18/02/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Violation of the human rights of an innocent family in Assam

Violation of the human rights of an innocent family in Assam

To Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) N.Delhi Sir, Kindly refer to my attached letter dated 4-1-2021 on arbitrary detention of Mohammad Nur Hussain, 34, a rickshaw puller in Guwahati who hails from Lawdong village in Assam’s Udalguri district, his wife Sahera Begum, 26, and their two minor children (Ages 7 & 5 years). In June, 2019, on a false charge[Read More…]

by 17/01/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Was Shaheen Bagh Movement Scripted by BJP?

Was Shaheen Bagh Movement Scripted by BJP?

Aam Admi Party, rather Arvind Kejriwal’s party on 17th August accused the BJP of sponsoring the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh, “The BJP won some seats from the North-East in Assembly polls because of Shaheen Bagh, creating a gap between Hindus and Muslims. In Delhi, the BJP rose from 18% to 38% due to Shaheen Bagh.” As a proof they[Read More…]

by 19/08/2020 Comments are Disabled India
The unrest of Assam- History, Facts and an appeal

The unrest of Assam- History, Facts and an appeal

On the evening of 11th December, a fellow-researcher and Ihad a lengthy discussion regarding the implications of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. I have previously worked on Bhupen Hazarika’ songs of the Assam Movement while he has written his MPhil on the Nellie massacre (1983); hence the Bill was naturally a point of interest to both of us. We spoke for[Read More…]

by 26/12/2019 Comments are Disabled India
Modi Lies To The Nation On NRC

Modi Lies To The Nation On NRC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lied to the nation claiming that there never was a pan India National Register of Citizens (NRC). Launching BJP’s election campaign in Delhi he said, “Has anything happened with the NRC yet? Lies are being spread. After my government came to power, from 2014 to now, let me tell the 130 crore citizens of this country,[Read More…]

by 22/12/2019 Comments are Disabled India