The NRC Quagmire: Why is Assam on Edge?

1 April 2020
The NRC Quagmire: Why is Assam on Edge?
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST FEATURING SANJOY HAZARIKA AND YAMINI AIYAR

Listen to the 32nd episode of the CPR podcast, ThoughtSpace (above) featuring Sanjoy Hazarika (Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Honorary Research Professor, CPR) and Yamini Aiyar (President and Chief Executive, CPR).

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was recently passed in both houses of the Indian parliament, triggering large-scale protests across the country. What does the act mean for the future of Indian democracy? How do we understand the on-going protests and what are some of the political, economic and social implications of this movement?

In this mini-series curated by the CPR, we unpack these questions and shed light on what the next few months can have in store.

ABOUT THE EPISODE

The passage of the CAA was met by a fierce reaction in the northeastern part of the country, particularly in Assam. Assam has also witnessed the National Register of Citizens or the NRC process.  

What were the reasons behind this process and how did it unfold? Why are the people of Assam protesting against the CAA and are these protests different from that in the rest of India? Are the CAA and NRC linked in any way?

In this episode, Yamini Aiyar speaks with Sanjoy Hazarika.

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