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Hafta 339: Assam-Mizoram conflict, Mamata Banerjee, new Delhi police chief

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This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal and Mehraj Lone are joined by journalist Karma Paljor, editor-in-chief of EastMojo and co-founder of Atvi Infotainment.

In the context of the recent Assam-Mizoram border conflict, the panel discusses the history of the border and the significance of the tribal identities of the Mizos. Karma says, “They’ve fought for independence, they’ve been bombed by the air force. So they stick to each other and support each other.”

The discussion shifts to Mamata Banerjee’s recent visit to Delhi and her relationship with the Congress. Manisha says that unlike Modi’s Gujarat model, the West Bengal chief minister “doesn’t have a model to show”.

The panel also talks about Rakesh Asthana’s controversial appointment as police commissioner of Delhi. Karma details the long history between Asthana and home minister Amit Shah. Abhinandan says, “This is why the police become redundant because people stop respecting the police.”

This and a lot more. Listen.

Text by Ruchi Shahagadkar.

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Producer's note: We announced on this NL Hafta that the Let’s Talk About podcast on religion would be published on July 31. It has, however, been delayed by a week due to unforeseen production problems. We sincerely apologize for the delay.

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