India & “The New Enemy”

Communally-inclined parties find Bangladeshis a rallying factor

Loops And Holes In The Narrative

Bengali-speaking Muslims discover no proof is enough to dispel doubts

OPINION
The discourse has moved past Bodo-Muslim clashes, what we are seeing in Assam is ethnic cleansing

KISHALAY BHATTACHARJEE

MAGAZINE | SEP 03, 2012
POLITICS: COMMUNAL VIOLENCE
Population growth patterns over the last decade show no Muslim influx

UTTAM SENGUPTA

MAGAZINE | AUG 27, 2012

INTERVIEW
Dialogue is the only way to negotiate the minefield that is Assam today, says the former Assam CM

UTTAM SENGUPTA

MAGAZINE | AUG 27, 2012
OPINION
In the Psy-jihad directed against the people from the Northeast, one sees the beginning of an insidious attempt to re-create the mental divide with rest of India and drive a new wedge.

B. RAMAN

WEB | AUG 17, 2012

ASSAM
Above all, the corrupt politics of vote banks and crass electoral calculi, to the manifest detriment of the national interest, must be defeated.

K.P.S. GILL

WEB | AUG 13, 2012
OPINION
The situation calls for restraint and not to exploit the situation for narrow religious interests which could be detrimental to broader national interests

B. RAMAN

WEB | AUG 12, 2012

ASSAM
‘The Congress party has to change its policy. It does not have to import illegal immigrants to increase its vote bank… The government must stop this illegal immigration; the entire border must be fenced; the detection and deportation must begin forthwith’

ARUN JAITLEY

WEB | AUG 09, 2012
OPINION
We have legitimate fears regarding Bangladeshi illegals in our territory, but till the time we are able to deal with them in accordance with the law we cannot discriminate against them in the distribution of humanitarian relief.

B. RAMAN

WEB | AUG 09, 2012
OPINION
The Myanmar Army and civilian leaders are not prepared to allow the Rohingyas to settle down in their territory adjoining Bangladesh. Neither Malaysia nor Indonesia nor Brunei is prepared to let them in. A small numbers of them are believed to have started sneaking into India, raising security questions

B. RAMAN

WEB | AUG 05, 2012

OPINION
Assam’s violence has grown around suspicion of ‘outsiders’

YASMIN SAIKIA

MAGAZINE | AUG 13, 2012
ASSAM
Two experts offer their differing viewpoints on the Assam situation

S.K. SINHABISWAJIT DAIMARY

MAGAZINE | AUG 13, 2012

OPINION
We need people-based solutions, not placation of the strident

SANJOY HAZARIKA

MAGAZINE | AUG 13, 2012

INTERVIEWS
Assam’s tallest Muslim leader on the casualties and the efficacy of relief operations

S.N.M. ABDI

MAGAZINE | AUG 13, 2012

INTERVIEWS
Chief minister of Assam has till now been the most popular leader of the state. But his third term is turning out to be the worst.

TERESA REHMAN

MAGAZINE | AUG 13, 2012
ASSAM
The state and civil society need to mount a Herculean effort to bridge the chasm between Bodos and others

DOLA MITRADEBARSHI DASGUPTAUTTAM SENGUPTA

MAGAZINE | AUG 13, 2012

OPINION
In a world increasingly hostile to migrants, Bangladeshis, and by default Muslims seeking a better life, find themselves at the receiving end of xenophobia

UTTAM SENGUPTA

WEB | AUG 03, 2012
COUNTERPOINT
The persisting fissures in Assam are not between Muslims and non-Muslims. They are between Indians, whatever be their ethnicity, religion or language, and Bangladeshi intruders.

B. RAMAN

WEB | JUL 29, 2012
SNIPPETS
“People who flaunt their refugee status even after so many decades deserve no sympathy; they are responsible for their own sorry plight…. still indulge in self-pity and just don’t want to do anything on their own…” Really?

JAIDEEP MAZUMDAR

WEB | JUL 11, 2008
No Report of Insurgent Infiltration From B’desh: Home MinAUG 23, 2012 18:36 IST
‘Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants Threat to National Security’AUG 20, 2012 22:3 IST
Assam Accord Still on Paper, Regrets AGP AUG 20, 2012 19:4 IST
Will Probe Role of Foreign Hand in Assam Riots: Gogoi AUG 19, 2012 12:50 IST
BJP Seeks Action Against ‘Infiltration From Bangladesh’ AUG 18, 2012 19:52 IST
23,600 Bangladeshis Deported in 3 Years: Govt AUG 17, 2012 19:52 IST
Bangladeshi Immigrants Behind Mumbai Violence: BJP AUG 16, 2012 18:41 IST
PM Should Clarify on Bangladeshi Infiltration: Modi AUG 15, 2012 17:4 IST
Need to Revisit Assam Accord: Pranab AUG 14, 2012 19:58 IST
Naga Body Asks People to Boycott Bangladeshi ImmigrantsAUG 13, 2012 15:35 IST

2 thoughts on “India & “The New Enemy”

  1. What is happening in India against Muslim minorities (wholesale labeling them as Bangladeshi) and what India doing against Bangladesh and in our border, should we take that as invitation for integration? Following are just examples from last couple of week:

    Bangladeshis can’t accept repeated BSF intrusion as destiny
    http://www.newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2012-08-27&nid=21449#.UD_hYaDpWgA

    http://www.amardeshonline.com/pages/details/2012/08/26/160488

    http://www.amardeshonline.com/pages/details/2012/08/29/160975

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