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Abdul Gani

Abdul Gani is a seasoned journalist based in Guwahati, in the northeastern region of India, with a distinguished career reporting on critical issues such as citizenship, ethnic violence, and human rights in Assam. His investigative work has brought international attention to the complexities and sensitivities of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, particularly highlighting the human stories of individuals like Shahjahan Kazi and Mohammad Azmal Haque, who have been ensnared by the controversial citizenship process. Gani's reporting has illuminated the political debates and the dire humanitarian consequences of the NRC, which controversially excluded four million people from its final draft, sparking fears of widespread statelessness.

Gani's articles delve into the ethnic strife between the Bodo community and Muslims in Assam, documenting the tragic loss of life and the mass displacement that ensued. He provides a vivid account of the aftermath, including the living conditions in relief camps such as Narayanguri and the ongoing security concerns of those displaced. His work is particularly noted for its focus on the legal and societal obstacles that residents of Assam, including retired Indian Army personnel, encounter when attempting to establish their citizenship amidst bureaucratic and systemic barriers.

His contributions to journalism have been recognized internationally, with his works featured in prominent media outlets including The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Times of India, Outlook, TRT World, Anadolu Agency, and The Citizen. Through his extensive reporting and storytelling, Abdul Gani has become a respected voice in media, shedding light on the pressing issues facing Assam and its people, and ensuring that their stories resonate with audiences around the world.

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

The credibility of India's flawed citizenship register has come under question, as reported cases of nationals being stripped of their citizenship have surfaced, triggering a political battle between the ruling BJP and opposition parties.

Rights group fear 4 million people in India’s northeastern Assam province may lose Indian citizenship

Muslims in the remote northeastern Indian state of Assam remained watchful as the state published the first draft of a citizens list on New Year’s Eve, to detect and deport illegal migrants from neighbouring countries, especially Muslims from Bangladesh. In the first list, 19 million (1.9 crores) people have been included out of a total of 32.9 million (3.29 crore) who had applied to be included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), unique to the state of Assam.

Police in the Indian state of Assam has accused an army veteran, who served the country for 30 years, of being an undocumented migrant and asked him to prove his nationality in a Foreigners Tribunal court. The Foreigners Tribunal, established to detect illegal citizens residing in India, has issued a notice in the name of Mohammad Azmal Haque, 49, who retired from Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO).

At a time when Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was not allowed to take part in the Ramleela programme in Uttar Pradesh on count of being a Muslim, here in Assam Muslim artistes are busy making idols for Durga puja and Dussehra.

A report on the victims of a riot in India's northeast.

A feature on conservation of a rare bird species -- Greater Adjutant Stork -- in India.

A report on riot in India's northeastern part.

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