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Nellie massacre and ‘citizenship’: When 1,800 Muslims were killed in Assam in just 6 hours

Nellie massacre took place in 1983 in the backdrop of tension between Centre and Assam students’ outfit over deletion of ‘foreigners’ from electoral rolls.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.

Pakistan doesn’t give citizenship on religion, but India is dangerously tilting towards it

Justice S.R. Sen's comment reopened an unfinished Partition debate about Hindus and Muslims in South Asia.

In Assam, NRC is now National Register of Confusion

The exercise was viewed with anxiety by the minority community but it is now a source of bewilderment as NRC list leaves families divided into citizen and not. Nalbari/Barpeta/Morigaon/Nagaon, Assam: In the middle of a warm, sultry afternoon, 42-year old Abdul Hai of Chenga Musalmanpara village in Barpeta district visits the local NRC centre to understand why the names of some of his family members did not appear in the 30 July draft list, even as those of the others did. “My name has appeared on the list, even though it has been wrongly spelt. Names of my three daughters have also appeared. But oddly, my wife’s name has not," says Hai. "Similarly, while names of my siblings have, my mother’s name has not. Our documents were completely fine. In fact, we all gave the same legacy data — 1951 NRC. How is it possible then that someone like my mother has...
Security personnel guard in front of the NRC office at Bhangagarh in Guwahati | PTI

Final draft of National Register of Citizens released in Assam, leaves out about 40 lakh names

Officials say process for making claims and objections will begin on 30 August and continue till 28 September for those whose names were left out.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.


File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?