Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicBengali Muslims

Topic: Bengali Muslims

‘Natives’ vs Bengali-speaking ‘Miyas’: Why Assam govt has named 5 Muslim groups as indigenous

Assam govt Tuesday announced 'indigenous' status for Goriya, Moriya, Deshi, Julah & Syed communities. Opposition accuses BJP of sowing division between Assamese & Bengali-speaking Muslims.

‘Not cows to be milked’ — Muslims in Bengal, Kerala, Assam are now assertive, want recognition

Bengal, Kerala, Assam — each key state election has a serious ‘Muslim party’ in fray. A lot of young voters are drawn to them, but others are sticking with tried-and-tested ‘secular’ parties.

BJP wants to segregate Assamese Muslims from Bangladeshi Muslims, but some ask how

The Assam govt has announced plans to start a census to segregate the state’s indigenous Muslims from ‘illegal migrants’.

Assam NRC a tool for targeting religious minorities: US commission on religious freedom

The Commission said that many organisations have expressed concern that it is a "targeted mechanism to disenfranchise Assam's Bengali Muslim community".

Like with Rohingyas, Facebook aiding hate speech against Bengali Muslims in Assam: Report

Report by NGO Avaaz says posts terming Bengali Muslims as “criminals”, “rapists” & ”terrorists” were shared over 1,00,000 times and viewed at least 5.4 million times.

Assam wanted an end to its ethnic conflict. In the end, it got an NRC that nobody accepts

Nobody seems to be willing to accept the final NRC list. The outcome of a long-drawn exercise has merely revealed the problems.

Assam’s Muslims who didn’t make it to NRC feel betrayed and angry

Residents & officials in Assam believe NRC exercise to detect undocumented migrants has been plagued by basic clerical errors and mistaken identities.

Muslims of West Bengal are no longer Mamata Banerjee fans but they have no real option

Muslims in Bengal are fighting for their right to live peacefully without compromising their religious identity.

Bengali Muslims are not sure where they belong this Lok Sabha election

TMC’s electoral games to garner Muslim votes in Bengal and BJP’s NRC push has made an entire community vulnerable to statelessness.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.