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BTAD Massacre: What it means to be a Bengali Muslim in Assam?

BTAD Violence

  Rafiul Alom Rahman The election results are out. Narendra Modi is all set to be India’s next Prime Minister. TV and phone screens are flooded with congratulatory ads, messages. Acche din aane wale hain! In Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 7 seats. In BTAD, Naba alias Hira Saraniya, the non-Bodo consensus …


River Islands in Assam: A Tale of Alienation and Belonging


  Rafiul Alom Rahman A few weeks ago, I attended a panel discussion on competing identities in the northeast, where Kishalay Bhattacharjee, a reputed journalist and author, talked about the importance of story-telling. As a journalist who has been reporting from India’s northeast for so many years now, Kishalay’s words were more than news stories …