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Whenever someone from BJP talks about #NRC for the while country, even if it's @AmitShah, even if u love this govt, ask, for your own sake:
1. First have you figured out what you'll do with NRC excluded in #Assam? Show me proof this method works to deport illegals.
2. The cut off date to show citizenship in Assam is 1971, when Bangladesh was formed. What is it for regions that don't border Bangladesh?
3. FRRO is the one monitoring visas and foreigners resident in India, picks out illegal stay. How will it work with #NRC?
4. The Census dept is making the National Population Register (NPR) for residents of India. It even collects biometrics. It's ongoing. Will this be distinct from @NRC? Do we need so many lists?…
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"As the first non-official to be allowed in #detentioncentres as a special monitor of the #NHRC, the situation I saw there is beyond description. It is a jail within a jail, a situation of mass mourning" @harsh_mander @karwanemohabbat #Assam #NRC
The #women have no work, no recreation and no parole. Women have been kept in crowded cells for years together, separated from their families and husbands, even when the entire family is detained. @harsh_mander #genderinjustice in #Assam @karwanemohabbat
"True #Justice must always be tempered with compassion. I saw none of it in the #SupremeCourt'a behavior." @harsh_mander
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As the @BJP4India calls #Assam’s citizenship census flawed and admits there were ‘lacunae’, it’s asking for a re-verification and says the govt will take ‘steps’ to fix the exclusion of genuine citizens. In Assam, locals tell me they are tired of this exercise and want closure
For so many it’s about the fear of what comes next, the worry about the uncertainty and questions about how long their lives will be in limbo. There’s anger, disbelief and the recurring theme is that of harassment.
Someone told me yesterday that he had to pay a bribe of 600 INR (8$) to get his wife’s name included in the final list. Others claim they are being targeted because they speak Bengali. An official asked a retired gentleman what his address was in B’desh because of his last name
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Reporting in #Assam on the chaos & fear arnd the govt naming ppl foreigners, we ran into this funeral. 93-yr-old Ashrab Ali frm Salausuti, Kamrup, drank pesticide yday, after his #NRC hearing, called coz someone filed an objection against his inclusion in the citizens register
Ashrab Ali's name was in the #NRC draft list. Someone filed an objection against this. When Ashrab's entire family was called for a hearing on May 23. The objector apparently didn't turn up, which is common in #Assam today, even tho 3 lakh objections were filed.
His son said that when the #NRC official took his biometrics, Ashrab was extremely worried this meant that he has "become a foreigner". The citizenship of his 2 sons and daughter depends on his own.
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W.P.(C) No. 1045/2018 PIL-W
Court 1, item 3
Facts: Matter related to #unlawfuldetention of “#foreigners
Today- Affidavit has been filed by state of Assam. Mr Mehta the SG appearing for the state of Assam reads the Measures to be taken by the state governmnet for the release of foreigners in detention centres who have been detained for a long time.
“The foreigners who have completed 5 years in dentention centres may be released subject to furnishing a security of Rs. 5 lakh, verifying his adress, biometric of his eyes etc”, said Affidavit
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The demand for #BogibeelBridge started in early 1960s. Even the Chinese aggression couldn't wake successive #Congress govts to move an inch towards realising people's dream of a much needed bridge.
People struggled for decades, students fought with successive Congress govts but they wont blink. Ultimately, it took the might of #AssamAgitation to take note of #BogibeelBridge demand.
1985: #Assam Accord was signed whereby #BogibeelBridge was committed by #Congress government led by then Prime Minister late #RajivGandhi. A demand - among many others - that was acknowledged after martyrdom of 855 young students of #Assam
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I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if mob surrounds them and asks, “Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?” …they will have no answer, says actor #NaseeruddinShah
#Tathya with Apoorvanand
In the context of the Sajjan Kumar conviction in the 1984 genocidal violence against Sikhs, we need to rethink about other incidents of violence that have happened in the country, says Prof. Apoorvanand.
We wish you a #MerryChristmas with the Christian Qawwals of Delhi.
"People look at me and wonder who I really am. I have only one answer for them. I am you," says Bernard Rufus, also known as Sahil Sufi Nizam, a popular singer of Christian Qawwalis.
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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#Hinduism in #NorthEast India

The many regions of NE India find mentions in our ancient religious manuscripts and in the Mahabharata.

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#Assam the land of blue hills and rivers, is the land of Usha, who was enamored of Aniruddha, the prince of Dwarka. #Meghalaya, abode of clouds was the dreamland of Pramila.
#ArunachalPradesh, where the sun rises above the snow capped mountains, was the homeland of Rukmini whose beauty enchanted Lord Krishna.#Manipur the dale of songs and dances was the land of Chitrangada and in #Nagaland, the eastern sentinel of our country, Arjun’s Ulupi was born.
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