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assam nrc: a history of violence and persecution with absolute impunity




in a three year-long project, more than 55,000 officials performed the herculean task of examining the citizenship status of more than 31 million people living in the north-eastern indian state of assam. on july 30, 2018, the national register of citizens (nrc) published the final draft excluding mo...



why refugees at the cost of assam, asks agp's prafulla kumar mahanta




prafulla kumar mahanta, the former founder-president of the asom gana parishad (agp), was in delhi to drum up support against a proposed amendment to the citizenship act, 1955 that he believes is unfair to assam’s “indigenous” people. he spoke to radhika ramaseshan about the issues confronting...



presstv-"stop killing us for being muslims"




protests held in paris against persecution in myanmar. protesters gather in paris to condemn the persecution of the rohingya in myanmar, urging the activists and lawmakers to condemn violence against the muslim ethnic minority and provide humanitarian support.



state of panic- india legal




the next year, 1979, when national elections were on, the students organised protests to ensure that no candidate could file nominations unless names of foreigners were deleted from the rolls. the state government, taking it as a law and order problem, broke up protests with a strong hand. in barpet...



assam floods: death toll climbs to 59, 10 lakh affected; roads destroyed




ani  |  guwahati (assam)  july 17, 2017 last updated at 10:03 ist



national register of citizens in assam: identity crisis




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: members of the all assam students’ union at a rally in guwahati/photo: uniupdating the national register of citizens in assam was part of an accord in 1971 but with progress being slow, the apex court has said that work be completed b...



fluoride contamination cripples more than 1,000 children in assam




over a thousand children below the age of five have been crippled by fluorosis over the last six years in hojai in the north-eastern state of assam. the most pronounced symptoms are bent legs and crooked teeth.water contaminated by the chemical flouride, a natural mineral, has been implicated in the...



assam-mizoram border dispute: states settle for peace as centre intervenes




the assam and mizoram governments on tuesday decided to maintain status quo in the frontier areas of the two states and ensure peace along their borders, an official said. this was agreed upon at a meeting chaired by home secretary rajiv gauba and convened in the wake of violence at bairabi along th...



presstv-jakarta protesters decry persecution of rohingya muslims




thousands of indonesian islamic defenders front (fpi) supporters protested in front of the myanmar embassy in jakarta, wednesday, demanding its closure and calling for immediate action to halt the persecution of rohingya muslims.the protesters set fire to a myanmar flag, before attempting to tear do...



the history of the persecution of myanmar's rohingya




engy abdelkader | the conversation  last updated at september 21, 2017 10:51 ist



presstv-kashmiris protest violence against rohingya muslims




shahana buttpress tv, kashmirpeople in indian-controlled kashmir have staged a protest to voice their anger at the persecution of rohingya muslims at the hands of myanmar’s army. the protesters have also criticized the international community for its inaction to end the deadly violence against the...



assam nrc will 'destroy' india's relationship with bangladesh, says mamata




west bengal chief minister mamata banerjee on wednesday said the publication of draft national register of citizens in assam will destroy india's relationship with neighbouring bangladesh. out of 4 million people, who don't find themselves in the final draft of the nrc published on july 30, only one...



reliance to invest rs 25 bn in assam, create 80,000 jobs over next 3 years




reliance industries chairman mukesh ambani on saturday announced an investment of rs 25 billion in assam in various sectors, including retail, petroleum, telecom, tourism and sports, creating jobs for at least 80,000 people over the next three years. "today i am happy to announce five commitments fo...



presstv-no impunity for eta after its dissolution: rajoy




spanish prime minister mariano rajoy said there would be no impunity for eta and the government would still track down former militants despite the basque separatist group eta's announcement on thursday (may 3) it had completely dismantled and ended all its activity.the group announced the end of ...



assam company high on valuation of mcleod russel's tea gardens




the valuation of mcleod russel’s tea gardens at rs 340-rs 350 a kg has rekindled hopes for a good deal for the beleaguered estates of assam company india ltd, which is undergoing insolvency proceedings in the guwahati bench of the national company law tribunal (nclt). sources suggest that the qual...



look after parents, differently-abled siblings or face pay cut: assam govt




the assam government is set to roll out a law from october 2 making it mandatory for state government employees to look after their aged and dependent parents and differently-abled siblings who do not have a source of income. last year, the state assembly had passed assam employees parents responsib...



youngsters more likely to accept domestic violence, new report shows




while 90% of the dutch consider domestic violence or violence within a relationship to be unacceptable, 29% consider it to be justified in some circumstances, according to new research.men are 1.5 to twice as likely to consider the use of violence to be acceptable and the better educated are more li...



burma's collective amnesia




our family turned a blind eye to the country’s violence against indians in the 1930s. but that pattern of persecution and denial continues to play out in burma—and beyond—today.



pm announces rs 2 lakh compensation for those killed in assam, raj floods




prime minister narendra modi today announced rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods in assam and rajasthan.he also announced rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the floods in the two states, the prime minister's office (pmo) said.the two states have ...



11,432 rohingya muslims fled myanmar in 2018




at least 11,432 rohingya muslims have fled violence and persecution in myanmar and crossed into bangladesh so far in 2018, un high commissioner for human rights zeid ra'ad al-hussein says.zeid said in a speech to the un human rights council on wednesday that rohingya muslims continue to flee myanmar...



global investors' summit: assam gets rs 651.86 billion investment




the inaugural day of the first-ever global investors' summit in assam saw the signing of as many as 176 initial pacts in a range of sectors with investment commitments worth rs 651.86 billion, an official said. leading from the front, public sector oil behemoth ongc committed rs 130 billion investme...



nrc list will change 'drastically' after modifications: himanta biswa




assam finance minister himanta biswa sarma has said the number of people excluded from the draft national register of citizens (nrc) in the state will "drastically" change at the end of the process of claims and objections. the final draft of the nrc in the state is not a major issue as it is not th...



nrc 1st draft to be out after midnight: how it impacts assam explained




business standard explains the whole issue around illegal immigrants, the history of the nrc and the ambiguity surrounding the first draft of the nrc



after assam, gst sops to woo investment set for a comeback in other states




a recent notification by the assam government announcing a scheme for reimbursement of tax paid by state-based industries has been akin to setting the proverbial cat among the pigeons. tax experts expect the move to trigger a race among other states to offer similar sops to woo investment. while the...



sc to hear crucial assam national register of citizens issue tomorrow




crucial issues relating to the publication of final draft of assam's national register of citizens (nrc) would come up before the supreme court tomorrow, days after the nrc state coordinator said it would not be possible to release it as scheduled on june 30 due to floods in state. the nrc is being ...