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Assam and the NRC

A Political Reading

Deepankar Basu and Debarshi Das, in their article Assams Politics and the NRC (EPW, 1 February 2020), have raised a few critical issues regarding the fundamental flaws in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updating process in Assam and emphasised building an alternative narrative. Their article is primarily a response to my article titled, Assams 2019 Verdict and the Anti-CAB Mobilisations (EPW, 28 December 2019). In the said article, the authors maintain that I had veered away from the NRC (p 62) as I focused more on anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests. The authors have, nonetheless, thrown in a rider that, This shift was not entirely unjustied, for the article started with the question as to why the anti-CAB protests did not appear to affect the BJPs performance in the 2019 parliamentary election (p 62).

Alleged Fundamental Flaws

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Published On : 12th Jan, 2024

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