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Insiders, Outsiders and Improper Legalese: Test of Citizenship and ‘Foreigners’ in Assam

Prasenjit Biswas

A large number of Indian citizens who voted and elected governments in Assam as well as the central legislature are subjected to a process of verification of their citizenship documents. 1,459 more words


Assam NRC process drives citizens to death: Case of Hanif Khan

This new year a sad news has shaken the people of Barak Valley, the southern part of North East Indian state of Assam comprising of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts. 2,137 more words


The political class still doesn’t understand the reasons for Brexit, and until it does, we Remain at risk

The background of the Government reshuffle today lends itself well to many different explanations. Depending on which publications you read, listen to or just review, you are bound to get at least a slightly different take on someone else’s interpretation of what will one way or another end up as doom and gloom. 692 more words

National Politics

Interactive: Mapping the Disenfranchised

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the disenfranchisement of individuals previously convicted of felonies disproportionately affects the voting power of black men. 215 more words

In the Former Capital of the Confederacy, Three-Fifths Compromise Still Applies to Black Men

Earlier this month, Ralph Northam defeated Ed Gillespie to secure the governorship of Virginia. Though the race has national political implications, I was most impacted by stories of individuals formerly convicted of a felony who voted for the first time in their lives. 1,661 more words


Enough Already! Stop The Russia Hysteria

Today,like every day recent, anther headline whips us to frenzy. Today, The Hill reports that VP (fmr) Joe Biden, voiced his concern about the 2018 elections. 392 more words

Agency Development

"Reverse Guilty Plea" resurrected on Halloween

New readers ordered Reserve Guilty Plea on Halloween, Oct 31, 2017. The main character -Charles Wilson – doesn’t have anything to do with any Halloween themes. 70 more words