Guwahati-based lawyer Aman Wadud, who represents several alleged ‘foreigners’ before the high court and Foreigners’ Tribunals, says the high court order of last year “was only a suggestion to the border police and state”.
A senior police officer at Dibrugarh police station said the two had an altercation over the case, after which Purna stabbed his wife in the verandah area of the court with a sharp knife-like object around 10.30 am.
KAAC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang has also raised a proposal to install their statues at the place where they were lynched.
Among the 35 are five who have been arrested in Karbi Anglong district and police say that they have either recorded a video of the lynching or shared it on social media.
Karbi Anglong lynching: As on Monday evening, 23 people have been arrested in connection with the lynching. This apart, one Diphu resident was arrested on Sunday for spreading fake news regarding ‘child abductors’ on Facebook.
A day after two men from Guwahati were lynched after locals suspected they were child abductors, the village is desolate and most young men have left fearing police action.
Following a peaceful demonstration that turned violent, Assam police said that anyone planning to hold a protest in Guwahati from Monday will have to take prior permission.
"We appeal to people not to believe rumours and social media posts. We also appeal to the people to inform the police immediately if they find anyone spreading rumours and hate messages," an officer said.
Sukracharjya Rabha was an eminent theatre personality in Assam, famous for shaping the identity of tribal theatre in the region. He was also the founder of the unique theatre-in-a-forest-festival, Under the Sal Tree in Rampur.
Das, a musician and event manager, was based in Goa while Nath was an engineering graduate who ran a business in Guwahati and had an interest in fish and animals, according to sources close to the families of the victims.
The minor was made to sit on a dried sheath from a betel nut tree and dragged around during a Congress-led protest against the BJP in Assam’s Lakhimpur. Congress maintains that “it was not a deliberate move.”
Assam is the only state with an NRC, first prepared in 1951.
Sonowal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accorded top priority to women empowerment and the state government has taken steps to spread girl education in the state.
The APCC president pointed out that it was RSS cadre Nathuram Godse had killed Mahatma Gandhi due to his ideological conflict on secularism.
In some forest grasslands of Assam, the pygmy hog — the world’s smallest pig species — now roams wild. Behind the feat is a two-decade long story of a dogged, but spectacularly successful, conservation program.
In January last year, 17 Bangladeshi nationals, who were detained at Silchar Central Jail, were repatriated to Bangladesh through the international border in Karimganj.
From June 4, woven silk products from Assam’s Sualkuchi village will bear an official trademark, which can potentially end the rampant circulation of fakes in the market.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 which has seemingly divided Assam, forces open old wounds of the Bengali speaking population of the Barak Valley. indianexpress.com visits the the southern tip of Assam to find a story of a people who are longing to belong.
The citizenship Bill is pending before a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and any move by the Centre will impact the outcome of deliberations being held by the JPC.
The petition filed by Phukan’s son Kaushik seeks direction to the authorities, including Assam government, to produce Phukan before the court.
The Bill essentially proposes to make minority (non-Muslim) illegal immigrants from three neighbouring countries — Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan — eligible for Indian citizenship.
Activist and conservationist Rohit Choudhury, the force behind the recent NTCA report recommending a mining ban in Kaziranga National Park, seeks police protection.
From top cop to school teacher — retired Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay now spends his days teaching mathematics to the students of the Sonaram Higher Secondary School in Guwahati.
The bill, among other things, proposes to reduce the aggregate period of residential qualification for the process of citizenship by naturalization of the concerned persons from 11 years to six years.
The Guwahati railway station has been running completely on solar power for a year now.