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“They came late at night demanding our fingerprints”: Three Sisters of Tubuki The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Something insidious is underway in Tubuki village in Kampur Tehsil of Assam’s Nagaon district. Border Police personnel are allegedly going to people’s homes late at night demanding fingerprints! Three women from this village have alleged that officers of the Border Police came to their homes after dark, asked them to provide fingerprints and left after…

चौथी बार अपनी नागरिकता साबित करने को मजबूर हैं असम के शमसुल हक़ असम में भारतीय नागरिकता पर प्रश्नचिंह - एक CJP श्रृंखला

असम में राष्ट्रीय नागरिकता रजिस्टर (NRC) प्रक्रिया का अंतिम मसौदा 30 जुलाई 2018 को जारी कर दिया गया था, जिसके चलते लिस्ट में जिन लोगों का नाम नहीं आया, वे लोग अब NRC में अपना नाम शामिल करने का आवेदन कर सकते हैं. परन्तु वे लोग इस सुविधा से अब भी वंचित हैं, जिनसे सम्बंधित मामले, फ़ॉरेनर्स ट्रिब्यूनल…

8 year old boy served Doubtful Voter notice in Assam Incompetent system or deliberate attempt at othering and exclusion?

8 year old Monuwar Hussain is a bright second standard student. He has learnt to read, write, count and can even do basic addition and subtraction. But it appears that Assam’s state machinery wants to put him on a fast track to master ‘division’. In July 2018, Monuwar found himself on a list of doubtful…

Assam man forced to prove Indian citizenship four times! The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Even as Assam gets ready for a draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that will be released on July 30, 2018, many people, whose cases are still pending before Foreigners’ Tribunals or the Gauhati High Court, will have to wait to have their names cleared before they can be added in the NRC. But as…

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