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Assam protests against citizenship law

Citizenship protests in northeast show Muslims are really on their own in this fight

Northeast unrest over citizenship law is hardly about secularism. People only want to protect their distinct tribal culture from Bengalis residing there.
Women in Bangladesh | Representational image | Jeff Holt, Bloomberg

Hindus in Bangladesh don’t face a situation as dire as I do: Taslima Nasreen

More than Hindus, it’s the free-thinking liberals who are at greater risk in Bangladesh.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Amit Shah’s nationwide NRC will be the same as Modi’s demonetisation

Amit Shah's constant demand for a countrywide NRC has been rightfully criticised. But not many have pointed out just how impractical it is.
Silchar jail which has a detention centre inside | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

Nearly 1,000 foreigners lodged in 6 detention centres in Assam, govt informs Rajya Sabha

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.
Workers in Bangladesh

What Bangladeshi media is saying about illegal immigrants from India

The number of illegal immigrants, of which 5 lakh are reportedly Biharis, in Bangladesh is swelling.

Mexico deports 311 Indians after US pressure on border security

Mexico is expanding its border security and migrant policy after US President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on imports.
Illegal immigrants entering US

Not just Mexicans, more and more Indians are entering Donald Trump’s US illegally

As Modi heads to Houston for a Howdy Modi! blitzkrieg, there is a new wrinkle in Trump’s anti-immigrant politics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Illegal immigration was always an issue & Modi govt’s pan-India NRC is a timely move

Home Minister Amit Shah has repeatedly argued that no other country allows illegal immigrants to settle.
Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint Shekhar Gupta with others at the event in New Delhi Wednesday | Myithili Hazarika | ThePrint

New book captures Assam’s struggles with immigrants since landmark 1985 accord

Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty’s book ‘Assam, The Accord, The Discord’ traces the genesis of National Register of Citizens, the rise of ULFA and more.
Crowd outside the bar association office in Mangaldai district in Assam

Assam agitation hotbed shows why NRC is nothing but a National Recipe for Chaos

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.

On Camera

Covid-19: Dr WHO gets prescription wrong

China informed WHO on 31 December, but there is evidence that the coronavirus had spread among humans as far back as mid-October. Yet, WHO showed no urgency.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Coronavirus racism against NE Indians: How can govt prevent Sino-phobia from hurting our own?

While US President Donald Trump is constantly calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’, people from northeast India are being targeted, abused and attacked.

Defence

Indian Army Personnel (Representational image) | ANI Photo

Army may recall retd personnel with medical expertise if fight against Covid-19 intensifies 

The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians. 

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.