Home Tags Assam Accord

Topic: Assam Accord

A family currently in a detention centre in Silchar | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

‘Foreigners’ in Assam tribunals are just unlucky Indians fighting cruel paperwork demands

As more people are forced into Assam's uninhabitable detention camps meant to keep ‘illegal Bangladeshis’, detainees look up to Supreme Court for relief.
PM Modi with BJP president Amit Shah (R) and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan | PTI

Losing citizenship bill battle has provoked BJP to take polarisation agenda beyond Assam

BJP’s passion for citizenship bill will see a renewed push if NDA returns to power with a redefined nationalism plan for 2024.

PM Modi assures commitment to Assam Accord and fighting infiltration at state rallies 

In both his rallies held in Assam, PM Modi criticised Congress for its work in the state and praised his party BJP for protecting the people of Assam, its culture and interests. 
People wait to check their names on the final draft of the Assam's National Register of Citizens

2 BJP CMs in northeast oppose citizenship bill, urge Rajnath to ensure it doesn’t pass

During a 30-minute meeting, the two BJP CMs apprised the home minister about the prevailing situation in the Northeast.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta warns of a volatile Assam if Citizenship Bill is passed

Former Assam chief minister said the state is witnessing a mass uprising, similar to the Assam agitation of 1979-85.
NRC

Home Ministry’s panel to look into Assam Accord gets derailed in four days

Two members nominated to be on the Home Ministry panel have refused to join while two others have expressed reservations.
AGP Party president Atul Bora | Twitter

Another wicket falls for the NDA as Assam ally AGP walks out on Citizenship Bill issue

It’s not the arithmetic but the perception of constantly losing allies that would be of concern to the BJP, while opposition parties band together against it.
NRC

The Citizenship Bill complements NRC in pushing BJP’s Hindutva agenda: here’s how

JPC has upheld most of the provisions in the bill, which has become a political and social flashpoint, given the backdrop of the NRC process in Assam. 
A woman shows an NRC acknowledgment receipt in Morigaon, Assam | PTI

There’s an indecent haste among parties to use Assam issue as a springboard to power

Assam’s NRC has become a political tool that ignores social, security, economic and humanitarian costs.
Sonowal

CM Sonowal threatens to quit if Assam’s interest not protected

Sonowal expresses his displeasure following the visit of Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.