FROM THE MARGINS

Dr. Ranoj Pegu’s decision to join BJP will not help the Mising Autonomy Movement

Recently, the Chief of Mising Autonomous Council Dr. Ranoj Pegu joined the BJP in Assam. Dr. Pegu has till yet been spearheading the campaign of the Mising Community for protection under the sixth schedule. His decision, to me not only highlights an ideological vaccum but also dare I say, an obsessive quest for personal political power, albeit risking the struggle…

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TALES OF UNWANTED PEOPLE-PERSPECTIVES ON THE RECENT BODO-IMMIGRANTS CLASHES IN ASSAM

That illegal immigration of Bangladeshis to Assam is a serious problem is an undisputable fact. Assam shares a 272-km-long border with Bangladesh out of which most of the stretch is still unfenced. The large scale infiltration from the other side of the border has is not only threatening to demographic profile of Assam but also its cultures. Though the exact…

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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS, TMPK AND POLITICS

The Misings are the second largest tribe in Assam. The Misings have been demanding for territorial council under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian constitution. The TMPK (Takam Mising Porin Ke’bang) which literally translates into All Assam Mising Students Union has been spearheading the movement till yet. Of late, there has raising questions on the political character of TMPK and…

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THE AUTONOMY QUESTION

(ABSTRACT: The states in the North-eastern part of India are known for it’s anti Indian movements. Most of them are against the forced blanket concept of Indian Nationalism and are rising against the Pan-Indian state. And again there are smaller ethnic communities who are again fighting against their own states creating a multi-layered identity movements. Here, the author traces, in fact…

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