India  /  Published 17.03.20

10 inmates of Assam detention centres died in 1 year: Govt

Ten inmates of Assam's six detention centres, where declared or convicted 'foreigners' are kept, died in the past year, Union minister of state for home G. Kishan Reddy informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.R...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.11.19

1,000 held in Assam camps

Close to 1,000 “foreigners” are lodged in six detention centres in Assam and as many as 28 detainees have died either in these camps or in hospitals, the Union home ministry informed Parliament on...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Farooq Abdullah on House defence panel

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has been included in a 21-member consultative committee on defence even as he remains detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) after...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.01.20

‘Detained’ before grave visit

Jailed former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija has alleged that she has been detained at her home in Srinagar’s Gupkar to prevent her from visiting her grandfather Mufti Mohammad Sa...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.19

True lies

What makes some phrases immortal is their universal application. ‘Lies, damned lies, and statistics’, the phrase that was popularized by Mark Twain and mistakenly attributed to a British prime min...
By The Editorial Board in


India  /  Published 22.12.19

Just who are you calling a liar, PM?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there had been no discussions on “the word NRC” (National Register of Citizens) during his five-year-old tenure, ignoring home minister Amit Shah’s re...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.02.20

‘Detention Centre’, built by protesters

From behind the iron grille the women chanted: “Hum kya chahte? Azadi.”The cry for freedom — or freedom from fear of detention — rang out on Thursday at Deoband’s Idgah ground where women ga...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 02.04.19

‘Foreigner’ families fight for identity

It’s a poignant tale of two families from diverse districts of Assam living in separate detention centres but bound in suffering wrought by the battle over influx and the need to establish their Ind...
By Sudeshna Pal in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 15.09.19

Goalpara detention camp speeds up

Work at the country's first standalone foreigner detention centre, a massive infrastructure with a capacity to house 3000 inmates coming up at Matia in Goalpara district in lower Assam, is progressing...
By Shajid Khan in Goalpara

North East  /  Published 13.04.20

Assam detainees look at 2-year cut-off

The Supreme Court has said that individuals lodged in detention centres of Assam for more than two years may be released on personal bond and surety, the judges making the observation on Monday while ...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi


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