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Once again, #Assam is badly hit by the floods. Despite an annual happening, the NE state has struggled to minimize the impact of floods on human life and property. We dedicate our #SundayThread to understand and share about #AssamFloods. We care about Assam!
PC: AIR Assam
Various news reports states that in more than 22 of its 33 districts, more than 13 lakh people have been affected. A report by NDTV states that more than 35 people have died till date by flood & related incidents.

PC: Financial Express

#AssamFloods #Assam #SundayThread
@News18India reports that Barpeta is the worst affected district with nearly 8.60 lakh people impacted by the floodwater, South Salmara is the second in line with 1.95 lakh people, Goalpara is next with 94,000 persons and Morigaon with plus 62,000 people.

#AssamFloods #Assam
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As I embark on a month-long journey, some 6000 km back and forth, to get my wife and and daughter, I hope my journey is as stodgy as my life has been of late.
#lockdown #travel #QuarantineLife
First Stage completed with ease, good wok ethics as always at @BLRAirport
#Quarantine #travel
South Indian breakfast, for which I can give my left arm, at @BLRAirport , the service and arrangements at the domestic lounge is exemplary, even at these #covid times
#QurantineLife #travel
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Kerala flood was one of a kind and it was devastating and naturally it got national coverage.
Today,16 districts of Assam r under the fury of flood and this is an annual ritual and grind through which people of Assam has to go.
Onslaught of flood is never-ending. Will India CARE?
Every year during floods in Assam-
-Lakhs of people get displaced, many get marooned
-Lakhs of hectares get inundated
-Paddy fileds get destroyed, Crops get damaged
-Livestocks dies
-Properties are lost

But, looks like nobody cares. It's like an annual festival.
After the unprecedented floods in the country in 1954, the GOI announced a National Policy on Floods comprising three phases viz.-
1.The immediate
2.The short term and
3.The long term measures
But i believe, we never moved past the point 1. 1954 to 2020 had been a long time
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Some important, but valid questions arise as I reflect upon the protests that happened in opposition to #CAA all over the country. Collating my thoughts as a thread and sharing it. The questions are open for anyone to answer. (1/N)
@sakthi_ind93 @Swamy39 @MaridhasAnswers
The #CAA guarantees to instantly provide Citizenship to all persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who entered India before 31st Dec, 2014. There are 30K+ such immediate beneficiaries who will now be granted Indian Citizenship. (2/N)
Now, questions are raised by few senior MPs and politicians about why Muslims have been excluded. Obvious reasons include:

1. Out of the 30k people who are awaiting Indian #citizenship for many years, there are Hindus, Sikhs, Parsi, Jain, Buddhist and Christians. (3/N)
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****Long Thread on #PoolTesting****

This is the time for India to increase the ratio of #Pool tests.

The number of #COVID19 cases in #India has seen a constant rise over the past two weeks. This has been concerning considering that most cities are gradually coming out...
...of the lockdown. Domestic flights have resumed operations and soon, we may see other relaxations coming into effect. Offices and factories are opening up across states and this may certainly lead to a new wave of cases being identified.
#COVID19India #PoolTesting
As of the morning of 27th May, the top four infected states in India, which are Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Gujarat & Delhi amount to around 67% of the total cases recorded in India. But, the concern has also been the rising number of cases in states that were very much in control...
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Dear Friend, this is #SanatanDeka ,a humble vegetable vendor from #HAJO #ASSAM . He ws mercilessly killed by one Faizul Haque n his 4 accomplices.
His crime:He ws selling vegetable in their locality. murderer is apprehended but a larger danger of livelihood looms over his family.
#Sanatandeka who was killed by a certain person called "Faizul Haque" + 5 in Hajo, Assam, was the lone bread winner of his family. With him being killed, family has nowhere to go and can't fend for themselves.
Cn we show some generosity and help the family? Lets pitch in and help
#SanatanDeka 's family needs ur help. Whoever r interested 2 contribute,may pl contribute in his brother's bank AC.
Bank:Assam Gramin Vikas Bank
A/c Holder: Hargobinda Deka
A/c no:7277010059495
Branch:BARAMBOI (7277)
Courtesy: @SouleFacts
share screenshots pl
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Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas, is famous for its rich culture. But what makes the state distinctive and popular is its cuisine. Rajasthanis love their food and it is evident in their preparations. Dal Bati Churma maava kachori are the most famous dishes of Rajasthan Image
Gujarati cuisine is that of the state ofGujarat, in western India. The typical Gujaratithali consists of rotli, dal or kadhi, rice, and shaak (a dish made up
of several different combinations of vegetables and spices, which may be either spicy or sweet). Image
Kachri ki chutney is famous in Haryana. This chutney is made from vegetable called Kachri that is locally grown in the state. Kachri is a wild variety of cucumber & looks like watermelon. Kachri chutney is made from ground kachri, garlic, onion, other spices & yogurt. Image
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Women migrants are the ones struggling at the front line & yet they have been invisiblised in the stories & narratives that have come out,& in state & civil society response.

Please share links to reports/stories, if any, focussing on women & the gendered impact on Migrants.
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Assam should gear up for chipko movement if all protests fail to save dehing patkai. #savedehingpatkai at all costs. The wildlife sanctuary, the elephant reserve and the buffer area. All need to be free from any mining activity to save Assam's ecology. #Assam Image
Any reserve area should have buffer and transition zones where human activity is restricted. Instead of boosting conservation in #DehingPatkai by declaring biosphere reserve, we are going backwards by allowing coal mines EVEN IF OUTISDE the reserve in nearby buffer area. Image
#DehingPatkai elephant reserve has 937 sq km area. Ideally, all of it should be free from industry, mining and a buffer area outside should have restricted human settlement (Non industrial) Image
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Weddings in different cultures of India.

Traditional Bengali weddings have four parts: the bride's Gaye Holud, the groom's Gaye Holud, the Beeye and the Bou Bhaat.
The wedding ceremony is known as 'Biya', in the Assamese language. Like all major traditional Hindu weddings, an Assam wedding also has pre & post wedding ceremonies
Kashmiri weddings are very unique and are celebrated with lots of zeal. Jammu and Kashmiri brides look extremely gorgeous in their traditional wedding dress which is usually Sharara or a suit along with a head wear known as Tarang.
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-Request @cleanganganmcg @CPCB_OFFICIAL to also look into changes in riparian biodiversity in addition to conventional chemical analyses. Apart from good #rainfall, halt in sand mining hs helped #Yamuna with lean season flows. @RajivRanjanMis5… @yamunajiye
Its time for #Delhi govt @ArvindKejriwal @msisodia to start real-time monitoring of #river.

Hope @DrGargava @CPCB_OFFICIAL wld also put outcome of sample analysis done for #Yamuna in public domain.…
@IndiaRiverForum @sidagarwal @Venkatesh_D @DefeatKorona
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#CoronavirusOutbreak | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a nationwide shurdown, which is being implemented by India to curb #COVID19, will not be enough to fight the outbreak. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | A three-year-old Indian girl was among the 73 new #COVID19 cases that have been reported in #Singapore in a day, taking the tally to over 600. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | Three persons, all with travel history abroad, tested positive for the novel in #Goa, health department officials said, as the tourist haven joined the states which have reported #COVID19 cases. | Follow LIVE updates here:
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The Citizenship Amendment Act in #India has received much intl attention and generated heated debate and protests that provoked a police crackdown and rioting, including the recent #DelhiViolence that resulted in over 50 deaths. Why is the #CAA problematic?

A thread…
What is #CAA? It provides a fast track to Indian citizenship for specifically non-Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan already in India; removes the illegal migrant label for specified groups; and protects them from legal action in regard to citizenship.
The government argues the #CAA’s only purpose is to protect persecuted minorities in neighboring countries, a laudable goal in of itself (and a key reason my org @USCIRF was formed), and has no impact on Indian Muslims.…
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Many know of #Assam tea, muga silk, the one horned rhino & bihu. Not many know of the state's historical heritage. Last month I set out to explore the fascinating area around #Sivasagar, the seat of the Ahom dynasty that ruled Assam for over 600 years. 1/n
Our 1st stop was at #RangGhar -the royal pavilion for nobility to watch sports/cultural activities.Built in the 18th century,its bricks were cemented with a mix of local sticky rice,pulses,egg shells etc.Note the roof shaped like an inverted boat 2/n
Next was #TalatalGhar or royal place. It has 4 floors above & 3 below ground level,with a series of tunnels to confuse the enemy.Wooden structures of the palace didn’t survive but u can see the shrines to Shiva & ancestors,& maternity wing etc 3/n
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@narendramodi Please give 50% of cabinet positions to women. #CabinetShakti @tarauk
@narendramodi @tarauk India's labour force has just 27% women, please help us in increasing the numbers by implementing the existing laws and changing the ones that badly need to changed. #WomensDay, then there will be many more #SheInspiresUs
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Plastic waste is growing at a rapid rate. With cities being flooded with single-use plastic, Himalayan region is facing a similar crisis. A quick look at where all the Himalayan states stand with respect to plastic waste management. Follow this #TwitterThread!
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info The estimated plastic waste generation in #ArunachalPradesh is approx. 3787 T/Y during 2018-19. There are no plastic manufacturing or recycling units in the state. There is a partial ban on the use of plastic carry bags in East Siang, Tawang, Leparada Changlang, Kameng & Tirap.
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info @ChintanIndia #HimachalPradesh: The estimated plastic waste generation is approx. 3672 T/A during 2018-19. Statewide ban on plastic carry bags. Door to door waste collection system & the collected plastic waste utilized in WTE plants, road construction & co-processing in cement kilns.
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@Valsuwali @nilotpal_ch @TheNathEmpire @soumo2014 @TheHitm07855496 @RuPriyadarshini @SanataniBharat @abishekbagchi @From_Himalaya @DharmikItachi @gupta_skanda @IamSourav_b @7rajashree @GKSBharali @Aban__Ind @PradzWorLd @dr_dsandeep @SilcharSid @Scorsesefangirl @TintinOfBengal @bipbhat @shashangko @SirCaustic_Soda @TheRajarshi @__R_a_j_ @Bauddhika108 @assampolice @bora_dimpy @nbhuyan9 -@Valsuwali , @bora_dimpy & @nilotpal_ch --Koch/Bodo Population spread is from Katihar / Purnea / Kisanguj in East Bihar to Maldah / Dinajpur in WB, Bogura, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh in Bangladesh to Goalpara / Cooch Bihar. Will definitely take up this topic another day
@Valsuwali @nilotpal_ch @TheNathEmpire @soumo2014 @TheHitm07855496 @RuPriyadarshini @SanataniBharat @abishekbagchi @From_Himalaya @DharmikItachi @gupta_skanda @IamSourav_b @7rajashree @GKSBharali @Aban__Ind @PradzWorLd @dr_dsandeep @SilcharSid @Scorsesefangirl @TintinOfBengal @bipbhat @shashangko @SirCaustic_Soda @TheRajarshi @__R_a_j_ @Bauddhika108 @bora_dimpy @nbhuyan9 To show b!gots like
@bubu_rahul /
r indigenous to holy land of Assam & to NEGATE Bangladeshi Muslim Infiltration story,
@RuPriyadarshini brings up Azan Fakir

Rootless upbringing without any knowledge of state's problem. Liberal-Radical collaboration in 2 snaps
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THREAD: The history India is silent on that must be revisited as we face the threat of #NRC detention. During the 1962 war with China, India rounded up thousands of Indians of Chinese descent saying they were "foreigners" & a threat, and jailed them for 5yrs in detention centres
2/ A book every Indian supporting the #NRC_CAA_NPR protests #MustRead if you really want to know how deep racist persecution runs through Indian history. Similarly, most Chinese rounded up and sent in trains to #detentioncentres in Deoli, Rajasthan, were from #Assam & #Bengal.
3/ The 3000 Chinese, the Indian govt put into detention centres in 1962 were 2nd/3rd generation in India. Many died in detention due to sickness & starvation. Most were FORCEFULLY deported but did not want to go as India was home! #NRC_CAA_NPR

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The Popular Front of India (PFI) is an extremist & militant Islamic fundamentalist organisation in India formed as a successor to National Development Front (NDF) in 2006.
PFI claims to work in cooperation with human rights activists towards curbing human rights violation in the nation, but in reality they campaigns for Muslim Reservation. Been fooling all in the name of minority rights.
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#CAA hearing begins in the #SupremeCourt. Attorney General KK Venugopal starts by saying the Centre has prepared a preliminary affidavit that will be filed today. Sibal asks for a #Constitution Bench to which #CJI replies saying this might go to the larger bench

Sibal: NPR begins in April so some interim order could be issued..

Centre opposes it, saying arguments will have to be made if any interim plea has to be argued.

AM Singhvi cites UP example, says this is an irrevocable process.

CJI: We may ask them to issue some temporary permits for the time being.

AG: The law itself talks about taking back the citizenship in certain situation.

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18L out of #NRC in #Assam are going to be imprisoned here. Some of them are being used as labor to build these detention centres. Are liberal Indians silent because 15L of 18L are Hindus? Don't they even care about the 3L Muslims? And 90% of the 18L are citizens. Not immigrants.
Members of the foreign tribunals in Assam are hired with huge salaries & perks to kick maximum out of #NRC. If they don't meet a quota they are given a bad report & fired. One member said they love their perks but up to 14L kicked out EASILY are citizens…
Quite unforgivable how some lawyers have been misleading the public on #CAA. The 15L Hindus out of Assam #NRC will have to prove their religion & Bangladeshi citizenship before CAA can be applied. WHY or HOW will they do that when they are Indians? Thread
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Youth throughout the country have shown up today in overwhelming numbers to stand for a democratic, secular & republic India
Any effort to divide them only makes them stronger.

Here is a thread of nationwide youth protests in solidarity with #BharatBandh today
Law students at Carter Road, Bandra, #Mumbai
Raipur, #Chhattisgarh
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Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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#NPR is like FIR (First Information) report of #NRC
NPR will be for everyone, so saying that only Muslims will be affected is not true
In #Assam 75% of 19 lakh, who were excluded from the final list were non muslims

These 19 lakh failed to prove their Citizenship of India
Lets assume they all are illegal immigrants and they should be thrown out of India

But where can you throw them away?

They don't have proof of where they came from

Under which law can you send them to Pakistan,Bangladesh or Afghanistan?

There's no such law to deport them
What next?
Those who don't have any papers to prove their country of origin don't fall under 'Illegal Immigrant'

Who are they?
They are Stateless people

Whose responsibility are they?
They are responsibility of the State (Country) where they are identified, Food & Shelter
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