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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.
Amit Shah says Sadhvi Pragya innocent

Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination right decision, says BJP chief Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah backed the party's decision to nominate Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya, and said the real culprits were set free.
Sulekhar Das and her family display their ID cards | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

Held as ‘foreigners’, languishing in jail, Assam’s nowhere people cling to Indian identity

The hope for the detainees lodged in Assam's detention centres is they will one day be declared Indian.
A Congress hoarding in Silchar | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

Who is a citizen? The question that’s driving votes in Assam’s Barak Valley this election

The Citizenship Amendment Bill has exposed hitherto-unseen faultlines in Assam — a Hindu-vs-Muslim divide on the immigrant issue.

BJP-AGP allies again: Poll opportunism or was Citizenship Bill clash just political optics?

The Asom Gana Parishad has formed a pre-poll alliance with the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Experts weigh in.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Not Opposition unity, but BJP’s critical mini-gathbandhans stole the thunder

The BJP moved swiftly and deftly to secure its allies this week while the rival camp looked unsure.
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National People’s Party will snap ties with NDA if Citizenship Bill returns: Meghalaya minister

Meghalaya home minister James Sangma said this a day after Amit Shah promised to bring back Citizenship Bill if BJP was voted to power.
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Citizenship Bill: Will BJP lose hard-won support in northeast or consolidate Hindu votes?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted with black flags and protests over the contentious Citizenship Bill, which will be discussed in Rajya Sabha today.
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.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
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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

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.