Home Northeast India

Northeast India

The Closure of Assam’s Iconic Paper Mills Have Pushed Workers To the Brink

With the NCLT waiting to decide the fate of the two now-shuttered paper mills at Nagaon and in Cachar, workers who have been left in the lurch want the government to act.

Fieldwork During COVID-19 and Floods: Experiences from Assam and Bihar

The twin calamity of COVID-19 and floods in Assam and Bihar has crippled fieldwork for NGOs.

In Assam, Popular Support for the NRC Has Echoes of Thomas Malthus’ Overpopulation Prophecy

The manner in which Assam's headcount exercise is justified borrows from Malthus' theory on overpopulation.

The Myth of ‘Secular’ Anti-CAA Protests in Assam

Many have claimed that the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Assam was 'secular'. This is based on a narrow understanding of Assamese politics and hegemonic social order.

Where Does the Congress Party Stand on NRC, CAA and Clause 6 of Assam...

The party's position on the citizenship crisis in Assam reeks of ambivalence and doublespeak.

Why We Must Speak up for Akhil Gogoi and Other Jailed Political Activists

As the Indian government puts political activists in jail amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is on the people of India to speak up to protect democracy.

Baghjan Blowout: Victims Worried About Contamination, Coronavirus, and Their Future

As a botched-up oil well continues to burn in Upper Assam's Baghjan, two university scholars providing relief to the displaced discover a barren landscape of hopelessness, apathy and anxiety.

‘Axone’ Is a Classic Example of a Neoliberal Understanding of Racism

By blaming the victims for their racist experience, 'Axone' ascribes to the neoliberal thesis on discrimination.

“Never Expected Such an Incident”: Locals Displaced and Distraught as Baghjan Oil Well Burns

The Baghjan blowout in Upper Assam has displaced thousands who have lost their homes, farmlands and livestock. They are scared, angry and often, hopeless.

How a “Declared Foreigner” in Assam Is Fighting a Losing Legal Battle

The Gauhati High Court recently turned down a petition against a Foreigner Tribunal order, denying 54-year old Dulal Uddin his Indian citizenship.