Asia

India's Assam shuts down over plans to amend citizenship law

The government plans to make it easier for Hindus, Buddhists and Christians to get citizenship while excluding Muslims.

India's Assam shuts down over plans to amend citizenship law

India

BJP chief terms Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

Amit Shah's 'disturbing' and 'unwanted remark' criticised by Bangladesh as well as human rights groups.

BJP chief slammed for calling Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

In the Field

Voices From Assam: India's Four Million Unwanted

Al Jazeera travels to Assam to speak to those facing an uncertain future and challenge the NRC on its citizenship list.

Opinion

Assam NRC: Who gets to be an Indian citizen?

After being excluded from a controversial citizen register, millions in India's Assam state are in legal limbo.

Harsh Mander

by Harsh Mander

Harsh Mander

Assam

India excludes four million from draft citizenship list

Authorities say 28.9 million people out of total 32.9 million population included in final draft citizenship list.

Assam: Some four million left out of final India NRC draft list

Assam

What's next for the 4 million stripped of citizenship in India?

After declaring four million people 'illegal', Al Jazeera takes a closer look at controversial draft citizenship list.

What's next for the 4 million stripped of citizenship in India?

Asia

India's Assam on edge as final NRC draft list set to be published

The draft National Register of Citizens will be released on Monday amid fears tens of thousands might not be included.

India's Assam on edge as final NRC draft list set to be published

India

Gohain: If citizenship issue isn't settled Assam can't go forward

Al Jazeera speaks to one of Assam's most outspoken public intellectuals on a range of issues facing the Indian state.

Gohain: If citizenship issue isn't settled Assam can't go forward

India

'We're sons of the soil, don't call us Bangladeshis'

As Assam counts its citizens, the fate of nearly 250,000 people, whose cases are pending in Tribunals, remains in limbo.

'Harassed, discriminated': Story of Assam's Bengali origin people

India

Arrests made after India lynching over WhatsApp rumours

Police action comes after outrage over the killing of two men on 'child kidnapping' rumours circulated on social media.

India arrests 18 after two men lynched over WhatsApp rumours

India

In India's Assam, Muslims fear losing citizenship

More than 7 million people, including 2.9 million married women, asked to prove citizenship as part of massive exercise.

As Assam counts its citizens, Muslims fear they may be left out

Asia

Five million in India's Assam at risk of deportation

Critics warn new citizens' list could render Muslims and long-term refugees in border state of Assam stateless.

Nearly five million in India's Assam at risk of citizenship loss

India

Assam forces accused of waterboarding detainees

Assam state police chief says he will take action against those found guilty after victims say they were waterboarded.

Assam forces accused of waterboarding detainees

Asia

'It's humiliating': Veteran asked to prove he's Indian

Mohammad Azmal Haque, who served in the Indian army for 30 years, has been asked to prove his nationality.

Assam: Ex-army man Haque asked to prove citizenship

Human Rights

Protest poetry: Assam's Bengali Muslims take a stand

To confront discrimination, Bengali-origin Muslim poets are turning "Miya" - a slur for illegal immigrant - on its head.

Protest poetry: Assam's Bengali Muslims take a stand