The author has his views. However, what one must ponder over are: 1. Is it an ethnic issue or is it a communal issue. 2. Or is it both? If so where do the lines merges? 3. While smaller social and communal upheavals like Kandhamal or the Graham murders have rocked the national conscience and has kept the nation and media hyperventilating, why are the upheavals of the NE so blatantly ignored by the Nation and the national media? How many of Indians are aware of a group of people called Reangs of Mizoram and their plight? Here is an article about the Reangs of Mizoram Uday India 4. Why is the NE so isolated from our conscience? 5. The conspiracy theorists would say that the Assam CM delayed action so that both the Bodos and the Bangladeshi sort each other out and reduce their numbers since Assamese are not too fond of either. Would that be correct? 6. How does one explain the population of Assam increase from 3.29 million in 1901 to 14.6 million in 1971, a 343.7 per cent increase compared to the all-India increase of nearly 150 per cent in the same period? And how does the Assam CM say that there are no Bangladeshis? 7. Why is there no border fencing or possible modifications to what all term as the farcical Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act? Is it a political gambit and a necessity for vote banks? 8. In 2004, when the religious demography of the 2001 census showed some strange results for Assam, the intelligentsia buried its head in the sand and ensured that all meaningful discussions on the subject were guillotined. Why? 9. If indeed 2011 census reveals that 11 of the 27 districts of Assam now have a Muslim majority, how did that happen? At least, if the border districts were of Muslim Majority, how come the Radcliffe Commission that divide India into India and Pakistan, award such districts to India and not Pakistan? Issues that requires answers.