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Learnings from Assam in the context of NPR/NRC/CAA

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  Naaz Khair The Council of Europe reports that there are more than 680,000 stateless people in Europe today, a large number of them being ethnic Roma with no basic documents to prove their identity, legal status and citizenship. They are all individual stories of deprivation of rights, with their statelessness caused by, “discrimination in …

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Is Islamic caste system entirely a Hindu influence?

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  Shafiullah Anis Various scholars have worked on casteism among Muslims starting with the premise that casteism among Muslims is an influence of “Hindu” caste structure present for centuries in Indian sub-continent. In this context, Imtiaz Ahmed (Ahmed, 2018) poses an interesting question: ‘If caste among Muslims owed itself entirely to Hindu influence, then the …