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Hindu BJP battles Christian hostility in Nagaland & Meghalaya polls

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with its ‘Hindu – Hindutva’ ideology faces an uphill battle in two of the three Christian-majority states of...

Assam is heading to be India’s Rakhine

Even as millions of people in India’s north-eastern Assam state wait nervously to know whether they are citizens or foreigners, the country’s Army Chief...

Meghalaya Polls: Christians, beef and women in India’s Home of the...

Its head in the clouds, India’s tiny, colorful, Christian-majoritytribal state of Meghalaya is preparing to elect a new 60-member legislative assembly onFebruary 27. India’s ruling...

Fear rules polls in India’s Christian Nagaland State

Elections to the 60-member state legislative assembly are scheduled for February 27. Under pressure from insurgent groups, a collection of tribal and civil society...

The Nagas are on a collision course with India – again

On 14 August 1947, as the Flag of Pakistan was being hoisted in Karachi and Dacca (now Dhaka), a group of Christian tribesmen and...

Will Assam be India’s Rakhine?

Work on creating a National Register of Citizens (NRC) to weed out “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh in Assam is in progress under the guidance...

Will Assam be India’s Rakhine?

  On August 15, 2017, India’s 70th Independence Day, some photographs went viral on Facebook. They showed groups of people hoisting the Indian flag standing...