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Northeast unrest over citizenship law is hardly about secularism. People only want to protect their distinct tribal culture from Bengalis residing there.
More than Hindus, it’s the free-thinking liberals who are at greater risk in Bangladesh.
Amit Shah's constant demand for a countrywide NRC has been rightfully criticised. But not many have pointed out just how impractical it is.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said in a written reply that 28 people had died in the detention centres between 2016 and 13 October 2019.
The number of illegal immigrants, of which 5 lakh are reportedly Biharis, in Bangladesh is swelling.
Mexico is expanding its border security and migrant policy after US President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on imports.
As Modi heads to Houston for a Howdy Modi! blitzkrieg, there is a new wrinkle in Trump’s anti-immigrant politics.
Home Minister Amit Shah has repeatedly argued that no other country allows illegal immigrants to settle.
Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty’s book ‘Assam, The Accord, The Discord’ traces the genesis of National Register of Citizens, the rise of ULFA and more.
In Mangaldoi, where push for NRC came during a 1978 bypoll, there’s barely any family that has not been split by the citizenship exercise.