Sunday, May 19, 2024

North East India

‘Infiltrators make up 40 MLAs in Assam assembly… they become ministers, speakers, magistrates’: Assam CM Himanta’s latest hate speech

In his recent hate speech targeting Muslims, Assam Chief Minister and one of BJP’s star campaigners Himanta Biswa Sarma said that “infiltrators from Bangladesh” constitute 1.25 crore of Assam's population and represent 40 of its 126 MLAs.

In Bodoland, families of anti-Muslim massacre victims are split between voting for “lesser evil”

The Beki River flanks Azim Uddin’s house at Khagrabari, a quiet village on the fingers of the Manas National Park in Assam’s Baksa district.

One year of ethnic violence in Manipur: Kuki-Zo Community Members in Hyderabad hold memorial gathering

With the ethnic violence in Manipur completing a year, the Hyderabad Unau Tribal Forum (HUTF), organised a commemorative event in solidarity with the victims on Friday.

BJP leader seen slapping Tripura polling official in viral video, arrested

A Tripura BJP leader was arrested on 29 April assaulting a presiding officer at a polling station on Friday during phase 2 polls for Tripura East constituency.

Manipur: Man killed in gun fight, 3 injured

One person was killed and three were injured in cross-firing at the border area between Meitei-dominated Imphal West district and Kuki-Zo-dominated Kangpokpi, in the early hours of Sunday.

In post-delimitation Assam, why division of Muslim votes can diminish their electoral prospects

“Ensure that not a single vote goes to the Congress and no Bodo votes get wasted to the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) as the Bodo-identity has an existential threat from it”, an invigorated All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA from Dalgaon assembly constituency, Majibur Rahman, asked the mixed crowd of Bodos and Muslims supporting Durga Das Boro of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) party in Udalguri just before filing the nomination papers on 3 April 2024.

Arunachal Pradesh: Landslide cuts off Dibang valley near China border

Heavy landslides hit Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley on Wednesday, due to heavy rainfall over the past few days, authorities said.
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In West Tripura, voter turnouts of 105.30%, 100.15%, and 109.09% prompt CPIM demand for re-election

In a letter to the Election Commission, Communist Party of India (Marxist) flagged “official claims” of voter turnouts of more than 100 per cent having been recorded in three Assembly segments in West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency.

“Public emergency”: Almost 0% voting in six Nagaland districts amid shutdown over statehood demand

Almost zero voting was recorded in six districts in Nagaland during the Lok Sabha polls on Friday after Eastern Nagaland People's Organisation declared "public emergency" and called on locals to...
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“I know where your house is…”: Assam BJP MLA threatens voters with bulldozer

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Bijoy Malakar allegedly threatened voters in Assam’s Karimganj district to support the Hindutva party or face demolition by bulldozers.

‘No peace, no vote’: As violence continues in Manipur, Kuki-Zo communities boycott elections

Speaking to Maktoob, many youths and leaders from Manipur belonging to the Kuki-Zo community have said that they do not want to vote as there is no point. 
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“It’s a trap”: Why Bengali Hindus in Assam are opting out of Citizenship through CAA

Forty-three-year-old Montu Das was happy after the Indian government announced the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rules on March 11.  The CAA grants fast-track citizenship to migrants in India from six...

BJP CM Biren Singh fuelled conflict in Manipur: Assam Rifles report

A new set of revelations related to the conflict in Manipur were discovered in an evaluation conducted by officials of the Assam Rifles in the state. A good deal of the blame was pinned on Modi's "political authoritarianism and ambition" and the state government led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, a supporter of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Kaziranga is becoming a laboratory for militarised forest conservation in India: Pranab Doley

A first-generation scholar from the Mising community, Pranab Doley earned his Bachelor's degree from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, and a Master's in Social Work from Mumbai TISS. Returning to his hometown of Bokakhat in 2015, he co-founded Jeepal Krishak Sramik Sangha, a grassroots organization dedicated to addressing farmers' and workers' issues. In 2021, Doley made waves as an independent candidate in the Assam assembly election, challenging Asom Gana Parishad leader Atul Bora for the Bokakhat constituency.

Ahead of Amit Shah’s election-related visit, two Kukis killed in Manipur

Two Kuki men were killed at the boundary of Kangpokpi-Imphal East districts in Manipur on Saturday, two days before Home Minister Amit Shah's likely visit for Lok Sabha elections campaign.
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Manipur government says no holiday on Easter

The Manipur government has declared the Easter holiday as a working day, causing an outrage in the region.

7 lakh Muslims among 19 lakh left out of NRC in Assam, says CM Himanta Sarma

On Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that seven lakh Muslims are among the 19 lakh persons left out of the National Register of Citizens for the state.
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