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As the Indian government continues to push a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda, the state of Assam is building huge new detention camps and arresting hundreds of people on suspicion of being foreign migrants.

Assam: “Many of the people whose citizenship is now being questioned were born in India and have enjoyed all the rights of citizens, such as voting in elections.”

2 really important stories on Modi's massive, anti-Muslim citizenship purge in India, which could affect 4 million people: @rohini_mohan  went inside the sham "citizenship" trials in Assam: The NYT's strong overview:

The hunt for migrants is unfolding in Assam, a poor, hilly state near the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. Many of the people whose citizenship is being questioned were born in India and have enjoyed all rights of citizens, such as voting.

@priyaramani  While there is some degree of empathy for Kashmir, among a small number of people .. I feel too few people even know the Assam story, how the authorities are deliberately trying to stack up obstacles against the very poorest

Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM on #Article35A : I'm an MP but can I go to Arunachal Pradesh & Lakshadweep? I've to take a permit for it. Can I buy land in scheduled areas of Assam, I can't. I'm telling people of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam, & Himachal that it will happen there too.

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ANI quotes Asaduddin Owaisi on #Article35A : I'm an MP but can I go to Arunachal Pradesh & Lakshadweep? I've to take a permit for it. Can I buy land in scheduled areas of Assam, I can't. I'm telling people of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam & Himachal that it'll happen there too

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“The film is directly linked with the NRC that was expected to be the finishing line for an issue that has dogged Assam for 40 years but has put a question mark on the future of a category of people," says teh maker #NRCAssam 

Will the NRC end 40 years of a “constant state of anxiety” for people on either side of the indigenous-immigrant divide in Assam? This is one of several “uncomfortable questions” an Assamese film being made intends to ask

Guwahati: People gathered at Machkhowa Eidgah today to offer prayers on the occasion of #EidAlAdha . #Assam 

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The streets of Assam are filled with thousands of people spreading love & support for GS I/c UP East Smt. & President . #PriyankaGandhiInAssam 

New Tinsukia Junction railway station in Assam gets a ravishing makeover bringing it at par with airports in terms of modern amenities, hygiene and comfort, fulfilling the aspirations of people of North-East.

Gratitude to my sisters and brothers of Assam for the strong support to in polls to three Tribal Autonomous Councils in the state. I appreciate the local unit of the Party for their constant efforts to serve the people of the state.

I asked the people of Assam: Will those who are opposed to India ever work for Assam? Will those who are neck deep in votebank politics ever protect the culture of Assam? Here is what the people of Assam said...

Even the large ground in Gohpur was too small to accommodate the number of people who joined us at the rally. Thank you Assam!

Happy to be among the people of Assam. Watch my speech at Silchar.

A few days ago, we took a historic decision for the people of Assam. This will go a long way in preserving the unique culture of Assam.

Today and tomorrow, I will be joining programmes in Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. Looking forward to interacting with the people of these states.

I thank my sisters and brothers of Assam for their strong support for in the recent Panchayat Polls across the state. The people of the state have immense faith in the Assam Government and the focus on good governance.

Narmada Chetri from Assam’s prize winning painting is themed on the need for more and more people to join Swachh Bharat Mission.

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