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Erecting fences around the open field of history is a dominant feature of Assamese ethnonationalism.
The normalisation of the idea of "insider versus outsider" in the public discourse is fuelling a deeply exclusionary social and political order in Assam.
By expelling the 'unwanted' and the 'ugly', India's ruling party wants to a create and preserve the 'garden' of their imaginations.
Not everyone wants to come on board the non-binding UN Global Compact on Migration, which is being signed by countries on 10-11 December in Marrakesh, Morocco.
By continuing to hold the nation-state sacrosanct, the contemporary Left is only strengthening the divisive, exclusionary politics of the right-wing.
A migrant caravan of almost 7,000 people who left Guatemala and Honduras is heading north towards the United States. The reasons they are leaving are complex but involve a U.S.-backed violent history.
Till the division, there were more Bengali speakers in Assam than Assamese speakers.
The government of the northeast Indian state of Assam appears poised to strip millions of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants of all constitutional rights and even render them stateless.