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Assam BJP politicizes rising rapes, plays on people’s fears

Amid a spurt in rape cases, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the northeast Indian state of Assam has taken to politicizing such incidents by playing on people’s fear of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants living in the state. The issue rocked the State Assembly on March 26, when the opposition Congress party moved an adjournment motion to discuss the […]

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