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Silchar Central Jail
Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

Foreigner until proven Indian

What does it take to prove one’s identity (read citizenship) in a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic?Ask nonagenarian Amar Upadhyay, whose daughter, Baijayanti Devi, was the first wo...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

India  /  Published 14.04.19

No land's man: the plight of Assam's 'foreigners'

The red and green single-storey house on Silchar’s Jail Road, 340 kilometres southeast of Guwahati, looks innocuous. A weather-beaten corrugated tin shade nearly hides the signage that says: Central...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

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


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