Gopinath Bordoloi

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, […]

Autonomy versus Sovereignty – Assam is not alone

Autonomy versus Sovereignty – Assam is not alone

By- Dilip Dutta As the colonization curtains were falling across the globe some geographical regions remained under the clutches of the colonizers and also neo-colonizers (usually of the same skin color  continued to maintain their hold on many regions. The United Nations Charter fortunately became the savior for these regions and many have managed to be free and became independent […]

The Foreingners issue in Assam

The Foreingners issue in Assam

The Ahom rulers of Assam were very suspicious about any foreigner entering the country. Even trade outside Assam was not encouraged. Assam was a closely guarded country. Immigration began only after the annexation of Assam in 1826. The British considered the sparsely populated country as a land frontier and large scale immigration was encouraged by them from […]

Identity Crisis – ‘People of Assam’ instead of Assamese

By- Dr Abhizeet Asom Upon divisive fratricidal dirty machinations by the colonial India against the land and the people of Assam no sign of halting, I felt the need to make this important statement. Many people of our beloved land instead of being an Assamese first, choosing to identify themselves with his or her indigenous […]

The Assam Legislative Assembly

The Assam Legislative Assembly

Since 1826, the British ruled Assam as a part of Bengal under a Commissioner. With the annexation and clubbing of Cachar, Naga Hills, Khasi and Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills, the territorial area of Assam grew to 30,000 sq miles. Soon it became difficult for the British to run such a vast area. The Lt. […]

No Best Civilian amongst 1.2 Billion people – Bharat Ratna Evaluation needs Transparency

No Best Civilian amongst 1.2 Billion people – Bharat Ratna Evaluation needs Transparency

By– Priyankan Goswami Mother Teresa was awarded the Bharat Ratna after she became recipient of Nobel Prize for peace in 1979. If Irom Sharmila of Manipur gets the Nobel Peace prize for her more than decade long hunger strike to scrap a draconian inhuman Indian law called AFSPA, will the Indian State who always considered […]

What do you do when your son gets married and someone dies for your motherland on the same day?

What do you do when your son gets married and someone dies for your motherland on the same day?

On the evening of 9th December 1979, there were huge mass gatherings of Assamese at different places along the highway from Guwahati to Barpeta to protest and stop Abida Begum, wife of the then President of India Fakaruddin Ali Ahmad, from filing nomination of contesting in the Lok Sabha. Terming her as an illegal migrant […]