Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

CAA: Why the hullabaloo?

CAA: Why the hullabaloo?

Sunday, 07 April 2024 | Makhan Saikia

The CAA is not anti-Muslim; it just prioritises citizenship for persecuted minorities, not others, from three neighbouring countries. Future legislation may address concerns for Tamils and Rohingyas. Recognising historical context, it aims to assist six religious groups seeking refuge in India. Importantly, the CAA doesn’t prevent Muslims from these countries...

Dark realities of Xinjiang: Tough test for Uighurs

Dark realities of Xinjiang: Tough test for Uighurs

Sunday, 07 January 2024 | Makhan Saikia

As reports of China’s alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang surface, a storm of international outrage erupts. Diplomats, politicians, and human rights organisations decry the treatment of Uighurs, accusing China of systematic oppression, torture, and brainwashing. Despite the global outcry and sanctions, China remains defiant, raising questions about the UN’s...

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