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Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. 

Rajeev Bhattacharya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. He has worked with The Telegraph, The Indian Express, The Times of India and Times Now, and was the managing editor of Seven Sisters Post. He is a Chevening Fellow and author of “ULFA: The Mirage of Dawn” (2023), “Rendezvous With Rebels: Journey to Meet India’s Most Wanted Men” (2014 ), “Lens & The Guerrilla: Insurgency in India’s Northeast” (2012),  and Paresh Baruahr Sandhanot ( 2013 and in Assamese).  He reports on India’s northeast and its border regions with Myanmar, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh. Follow him on X.

Posts by Rajeev Bhattacharyya
May 21, 2024

Of 69,000 South Asians Displaced Last Year, 67,000 Were From Manipur: IDMC Report

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
However, the ground situation is far more serious than the numbers cited in the report, say Manipuri activists and academics.

May 10, 2024

Deportation of Myanmar Nationals From Manipur Could Favor Myanmar’s Junta

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Resistance forces fighting the junta in Sagaing Region may not be able to retreat to Manipur for shelter, henceforth.
April 19, 2024

Why Is the BJP Courting Muslims in Assam?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Only a year ago, Chief Minister Sarma proclaimed that the party would not seek the votes of minorities.

April 08, 2024

BJP-led Alliance Likely to Sweep Elections in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Delimitation of electoral constituencies is expected to benefit the BJP in Assam.

March 25, 2024

Why Assam Is up in Arms Against Controversial New Indian Citizenship Law

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The CAA 2019 extends the deadline for determining citizenship that was agreed upon under the Assam Accord, and could pave the way for a fresh influx of Bangladeshi non-Muslims.

March 13, 2024

Manipur in India’s Northeast Remains in the Grip of Uncertainty and Fear

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Rumors are circulating in Imphal that the government is considering ceasefire agreements with Indian separatist groups sheltering in Myanmar.
February 27, 2024

Has the Indian Flagship Kaladan Project in Myanmar Hit a Dead End?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
A stretch of highway that is yet to be completed runs through areas in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine States which are seeing some of the worst fighting in recent months.

February 21, 2024

India’s Assam State to Introduce Uniform Civil Code

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
It is the third state after Uttarakhand and Gujarat – all ruled by the Hindu nationalist BJP – to take steps toward a common civil law for all religious groups.

January 21, 2024

Indian Government to Terminate Free Movement Regime With Myanmar

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Concerns over illegal migration from Myanmar, rising criminal activities including the poppy trade, and cross-border militant activity underlies the government decision.

January 08, 2024

Outlawed ULFA Faction Signs Agreement with Indian Government

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
New Delhi has agreed to consider re-verification of the National Register of Citizens if found necessary after the Supreme Court judgment.

December 21, 2023

India’s Assam State to Conduct Census on Indigenous Muslims

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The decision is aimed at consolidating the vote of Assamese Muslim communities in favor of the BJP.
December 18, 2023

Chittagong Arms Haul in Bangladesh Remains a Riddle

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
An excerpt from the book “ULFA: The Mirage of Dawn” examines the lingering mystery of the biggest arms bust in South Asia.

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