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Young or old, lives are being mercilessly taken in Kokrajhar district of Assam. From stoning a 14 year old to death, to pelting stones at trains, the situations is growing worse.

The article discusses the various elements of discrimination and stereotyping which have become entrenched in the Indian society mostly rooted in geographical Positioning and cultural differences.
assam fish

Bikram Bora is a student from Assam, living in Delhi. He talks about food-fascism, the stark distinction between the non-veg food and more in this interesting, and drool-worthy piece.
north east Indians

North-East Indians are treated more like outsiders than citizens of our country. The recent incidents of Richard and Dana prove this further.
NE student

An open letter to the Prime Minister questioning the discrimination against our North-Eastern counterparts.

Discrimination can be of any kind and this poem talks about facing them.
mega dam

The irony of dam construction in Arunachal Pradesh is that the people for whom it is being constructed don't want it due to its negative impact. Here's why.

Irom Sharmila has been on eleven years of hunger strike against the ‘draconian’ Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 from Manipur and districts of other North-eastern states
election tweets

As the election results are declared today, 6th March, 2012, YKA Editor Aditi Annapurna tracks popular conversations about the political pageant happening on Twitter. Check out the top tweets below.

The north-east region is known for its unique culture, handicrafts, martial arts and scenic beauty, it lags behind the rest of the states in terms of development.
Members of an armed group in Manipur

North Eastern States of India, which are home to more than 260 different tribes and speak a number of language and dialects are now witnessing a lot of conflicts and problems.
Manipur students

Today, Manipur is one of the most disturbed and conflict ridden states in the country. People are trapped between militants and armed forces and are eaten up slowly by corruption, fake encounters and price rise of essential commodities and much more.

Under AFSPA, security forces have at their hands a dangerous mix of carte blanche powers with absolutely no accountability in carrying out their operations once an area is declared as “disturbed”.
Child Soldiers

UN celebrates 20th November as Universal Children's Day but these children are “recruited” and taught to wield a gun at an age as young as 6. These buds are crushed before they can bloom - writes intern Brototi Roy.
Irom Chanu

Irom Chanu Sharmila has been fasting to demand the repeal of the repressive AFSPA for the past 11 years!! Baffling? What is equally shocking is that most of us were hearing about her for the first time!
Irom Sharmila Chanu

Recently I came across a post somewhere on the internet denoting Irom Sharmila as ‘anti-Indian’ and linking her with ‘naxals’ and ‘Maoists’.
The science center in Kalimpong

Northeast India is one of the most magnificent part of the country. It is not just enchanting but is also a travelers delight. Our photo journalism Tarun tells it all.
Independence Day YKA

Independence Day may not be the kind of emotional ritual it once was to Indians but it is a day that sends out the message of nationalism and patriotism to each and every citizen if the country. Waled Aadnan writes about this spirit of NATIONALISM.
Indian Media YKA

Danish Khan questions the BIASED NATURE OF INDIAN MEDIA towards the North-Eastern States of India which does not care to cover crucial issues of utmost concern.
dorjee khandu

The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed today that Dorjee Khandu has been killed in a chopper crash, according to a report in The Times Of India. On 30 April 2011 the helicopter carrying Khandu and four other people on a trip from Tawang to Itanagar disappeared. Dorjee Khandu was serving as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Anti Dam Protest

Anti-dam movements have highlighted the social and environmental costs of dams which get sidelined in the 'development'-obsessed plans. Almost all the dams have seen warnings by environmentalists and protests by the displaced, but we fell prey to the 'disease of gigantism'.

Majuli—one of the largest inhabited river islands with 1.3 million people—is fast disappearing because of the river Brahmaputra and climate change effects that are engulfing the island.

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