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From Gang Rape to Juvenile Killing – Will India listen to the agony of its North East

From Gang Rape to Juvenile Killing – Will India listen to the agony of its North East

He was called India’s Most Hated. Bhura, – The Young Indian teenager, few months short of his eighteenth birthday when he joined five others in brutally raping a young woman in a moving bus on that tragic Delhi evening of 16th December, 2012. Nirbhaya, the Victim as she is referred to today, before succumbing to […]

Hegemon India and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 Assam and Manipur

Hegemon India and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 Assam and Manipur

By- Dr. Abhizeet Asom Advertisements The Indian administration has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 Assam and Manipur by another six months to continue to subdue all aspects of the rebellion against India’s occupational presence in our region. As per reports, this time the so called Maghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh (Nan Zang, excluding […]

What is North East to India

What is North East to India

India is aiming to become a developed nation by the year of 2020. But my questions are – will she become a developed nation if armed conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir or in North East continue to exist? Will she be on top of the world if the oppressed people of the country continue to […]

Armed Forces Special Powers Act – Challenge to Democracy

Armed Forces Special Powers Act – Challenge to Democracy

The Indian Constitution which came into force on 26th January 1950 guaranteed the Right to Life and the Equality before Law to the people of India along with social, economic and political justice, freedom of thought and expression on which Indian democracy thrives. These pillars of democracy on which India claims to be the largest […]

India as Democratic – Uncountable Questions

India as Democratic – Uncountable Questions

By- Krishna Kingkar Kakati Democracy, derived from the Greek dēmokratiā, literally means rule by the people, as stated in the Britannica. Here dēmo stands for people and kratos for rule. India emerged as a democratic republic nation on January 26, 1950, a fact known to one and all. And in 1952, you have the spectacle of […]

Who is ruling the North East

Who is ruling the North East

What more can I write about the North East, which I must here, used the term Prison of Nations? While New Delhi continues to wait and watch like a jailer since her independence, she let AFSPA complete 55 years, turning the entire north east region into a slaughter house. Heirangoithong Massacre, Oinam Massacre, Operation Rhino, […]

Who is the Terrorist

Who is the Terrorist

Starting with the Naga insurgency since India’s independence in 1947, the north eastern region which has international borders with China, Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh continues to be in the grip of secessionist insurgency. These demands for secession however, evoke strong reactions from the Indian State and deployment of a large number of security forces in […]

Does the North East belong to India

Does the North East belong to India

India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic, is a powerful country in the world with an overpopulated, ever growing country rich in different cultures, traditions, races and religions. Its constitution lays down many provisions and rights to fulfill the aspirations of its citizens irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion. While framing the world’s lengthiest […]

Death of an exceptional Indian through the lenses of an Assamese

Death of an exceptional Indian through the lenses of an Assamese

By- Dilip Dutta The retired Chief Justice of India J S Verma is no more. As per NDTV he has died of multiple organ failure. While I have no information about the nature of his death and cause/causes behind it, The BBC reports that he died of liver failure due to abdominal problems. The facts […]

Rapes in India vs Assam

Rapes in India vs Assam

By- Dilip Dutta It is official that in India a rape takes place currently every 22 minutes and my calculator gives 65.45454545 in a 24 hour period and in one year 786.45454544 of the fair gender damaged for life. These are the cases that reported to the police. I am pretty certain there are many […]