GUWAHATI, Jan 11 - Scholars who took part in the panel discussion at a young social scientists’ meet at the Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD) here recently, raised concerns over the issue of citizenship and responses of the Indian state towards the issue. The panel discussion was held on the topic ‘Citizenship, NRC and Beyond’.
According to a press release issued here today, the panel members included Professor Bhupen Sarma of the OKD Institute, Professor Akhil Ranjan Dutta of Gauhati University and Dr Debarshi Das of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
In all, thirty-nine young scientists from across the country took part at the young social scientists’ meet, organised by the OKDISCD with a two-day programme from January 7. The objective of the meet was to provide a platform to the young scholars to present their research works and interact with other scholars and resource persons.
The young scholars who took part in the meet were from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Central University of Gujarat, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Pondicherry University, Ambedkar University, National Museum Institute, Tezpur University, Sikkim University, Manipur University, Tripura University, North Eastern Hill University, Nagaland University, Assam University, Dibrugarh University, Cotton University and Gauhati University. They presented their research ideas at the meet.
Apart from the presentations from the young research scholars, a special lecture was delivered by Chandan Kumar Sarma, Associate Professor in history, Dibrugarh University on the topic ‘Identity, Enumeration and Politics in Colonial Assam’.
The inaugural session of the meet was attended by Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India.