On Assam’s River Islands, Family Planning Clashes Against Religious Tradition

Religion Fellows 2013

By Nida Najar

June 19, 2013

Also published by The New York Times

On the banks of the Brahmaputra River, off the coast of Dhubri town in the northeastern state of Assam, lie...

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  • Congratulation for such wonderful write up. Our pathetic condition never gets publish in local as well national mainstream media. They have pre-notion that we are Bangladeshi. But we are not. Perhaps our forefathers came to this place when Assam’s capital was in Dhaka. They moved from one province to another of a single country. Now how we can be Bangladeshi? On the other hand for the last 6 decades the political class is using us vote bank only. Be it congress, AGP or AIUDF.

    But some people are raising the voice in right direction that is a good sign.

    (Our language is not Bangla, we are not Bengali Muslim. Our language is a dialect of Assamese & Bengali and we are Assamese not Bengali)