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Chapter : Response to Controversial Indian Citizenship Law : December 9, 11, 12, 13, and 22, 2019
Response to Controversial Indian Citizenship Law : December 9, 11, 12, 13, and 22, 2019
The Indian parliament passed a new citizenship law in December 2019 that quickly faced international condemnation and domestic protests for its anti-Muslim nature. The law, called the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB, also known as the Citizenship Amendment Act—CAA), is a cornerstone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda and establishes a religion test to determine whether illegal migrants in India can become citizens. The law showed favor to all of South Asia’s major religions except Islam, leading members of the more than 200 million Muslims living in India, along with the international community, to label it discriminatory. The new ...