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In Assam, Bengali Muslims Are Asserting Their Identity Through 'Miya Poetry'

In Assam, Bengali Muslims Are Asserting Their Identity Through 'Miya Poetry'

Assam’s immigrant Muslims are owning the racial slur Miya to assert their identity and express dissent

06 May 2022
CAA A Limited, Narrowly Tailored Law For Specific Reasons: MHA

CAA A Limited, Narrowly Tailored Law For Specific Reasons: MHA

According to the MHA annual report for 2020-21, the CAA does not apply to Indian citizens and therefore, does not in any way take away or abridge their rights.

26 April 2022

Eye Of The Falcon: Shaheen Bagh And Beyond

Shaheen Bagh gave voice to India’s Muslim women. New, diverse collectives are now amplifying this voice of resistance and dissidence

Mamata Hands Over 2000 Freehold Title Deeds To Refugee Families, Assures Regularisation Of Land Occupied By Them

Mamata Hands Over 2000 Freehold Title Deeds To Refugee Families, Assures Regularisation Of Land Occupied By Them

The chief minister said that in Bengal at least 261 refugee colonies have been regularised and in the last three years 27,000 pattas have been distributed...

10 February 2022

Uttar Pradesh Election 2022 And Polarisation Politics

As the BJP gears up for re-election, the Hindu-Muslim card is likely to be played out stronger than before

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08 February 2022
2020 Delhi Riots: HC Grants Time For Impleadment Of Political Leaders In Pleas Alleging Hate Speeches

2020 Delhi Riots: HC Grants Time For Impleadment Of Political Leaders In Pleas Alleging Hate Speeches

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted time for filing of applications for adding as parties certain political leaders to the petitions alleging that they...


31 January 2022
How Shaheen Bagh Challenged Stereotypes About Muslim Women 

How Shaheen Bagh Challenged Stereotypes About Muslim Women 

Muslim women are often seen as marginalized. Having led the anti-CAA movement, they have developed a more profound sense of their political identity


29 January 2022
Delhi Riots: Prosecution Compares Riots With 9/11 Terror Attacks

Delhi Riots: Prosecution Compares Riots With 9/11 Terror Attacks

On the last date of hearing, the prosecutor told the court that all the protest sites were picked because of their proximity to mosques, but were purposefully...


15 January 2022
Coffee Table Book Looks Back At Anti-CAA Protests And Delhi Violence

Coffee Table Book Looks Back At Anti-CAA Protests And Delhi Violence

Photojournalist and former Jamia student Md Meharban and Aasif Mujtaba a former research scholar at IIT Delhi and founder of Miles2smiles foundation have come...


06 December 2021
Hip-Hop’s Strongest Asset Is Its History Of Rebellion And Truth-Telling

Hip-Hop’s Strongest Asset Is Its History Of Rebellion And Truth-Telling

Not since Indipop has a musical movement in India built such a strong independent presence


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29 November 2021
Facing Charges Of Delhi Riots, Umar Khalid Tells Court That

Facing Charges Of Delhi Riots, Umar Khalid Tells Court That "Advocacy Against Law Is Not A Crime"

Umar Khalid and several others have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), a stringent anti-terror law, and are accused of being...


03 December 2021
For Northeast, Acts Of Protest Are Not Always A Matter Of Choice

For Northeast, Acts Of Protest Are Not Always A Matter Of Choice

People of Northeast often fall back on protests to be heard and seen by India’s mainland.


19 November 2021
After Farm Laws Repeal, Muslim Leaders Urge Centre To Withdraw The Citizenship Amendment Act

After Farm Laws Repeal, Muslim Leaders Urge Centre To Withdraw The Citizenship Amendment Act

Boosted by the Prime Ministers' announcement to repel the three farm laws, Muslim leaders have demanded the withdrawal of the contentious Citizenship Amendment...


27 July 2021
Centre Has Sought Extension Till January 9 For Framing CAA Rules: Union Minister Nityanand Rai

Centre Has Sought Extension Till January 9 For Framing CAA Rules: Union Minister Nityanand Rai

This is the fifth time the Union government has sought an extension for framing of the Citizenship Amendment Act rules.


23 July 2021
Ekla Chalo Re: Cultural Icons, Intellectuals Abandon Bankrupt Left In Bengal

Ekla Chalo Re: Cultural Icons, Intellectuals Abandon Bankrupt Left In Bengal

Once, titans of Bengali culture crowded the CPI-CPI(M). Then they forsook the party in waves. These days, most cultural luminaries inhabit a non-CPI(M) leftist...


21 July 2021
CAA, NRC Nothing To Do With Hindu-Muslim Divide: Mohan Bhagwat

CAA, NRC Nothing To Do With Hindu-Muslim Divide: Mohan Bhagwat

Talking about NRC, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat stated that all nations have the right to know who its citizens are.


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13 July 2021
No Calm Before 'Toofan': Farhan Akhtar-Starrer Film In Another Controversy; This Time For Love Jihad

No Calm Before 'Toofan': Farhan Akhtar-Starrer Film In Another Controversy; This Time For Love Jihad

Many took to social media and said they will not be watching the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra-directed film since it promotes the idea of Love Jihad


26 June 2021
Out On Parole, Akhil Gogoi Meets Ailing Mother In Jorhat

Out On Parole, Akhil Gogoi Meets Ailing Mother In Jorhat

He was returning home after one-and-a-half years since he was arrested on December 12, 2019 for his protests against CAA.


22 June 2021
Anti-CAA Violence: NIA Court Clears Akhil Gogoi Of Charges In One Case

Anti-CAA Violence: NIA Court Clears Akhil Gogoi Of Charges In One Case

The court found materials presented not adequate to attribute any act of terrorism to Akhil Gogoi in a case registered against him at Chabua police station in...


11 June 2021
A Side Door For CAA To Claw In

A Side Door For CAA To Claw In

Critics accuse government of trying to introduce contentious law through proxy


01 June 2021
CAA Notification: A Backdoor Measure That Could Prove Difficult To Roll Back

CAA Notification: A Backdoor Measure That Could Prove Difficult To Roll Back

As the Centre has not declared the data relating to the proposed beneficiaries of CAA 2019, the benefits are sought to be given through backdoor entry without...


29 May 2021
Centre Seeks Citizenship Applications From Non-Muslim Refugees From Afghanistan, Pakistan And Bangladesh

Centre Seeks Citizenship Applications From Non-Muslim Refugees From Afghanistan, Pakistan And Bangladesh

The recent notification was not issued under the Citizenship Amendment Act passed in 2019, but it was rather issued under the 2009 rules of the Citizenship...


21 May 2021
You Can Kill Me But You Can't Stifle My Voice: Jailed Activist, Now MLA Akhil Gogoi

You Can Kill Me But You Can't Stifle My Voice: Jailed Activist, Now MLA Akhil Gogoi

Akhil Gogoi is the first-ever candidate in Assam to win an election from jail, where he has been since 2019 over violent protests against CAA


15 May 2021
Two In The Muddle

Two In The Muddle

Anti-CAA sentiment fails to dislodge the BJP from Dispur, while a stronger opposition in the assembly promises fireworks.


15 May 2021
Serving Them A Full-Bodied Cuppa

Serving Them A Full-Bodied Cuppa

The BJP did well to hold on to its 60 seats. A split of votes between the Congress-led front and the AJP-RD alliance saved their skin.


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