Wednesday, 17 August, 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

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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