This is perhaps a first in the political history of independent India. The 2019 Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protest has spread to nearly every corner of the country. But the motives for the protest differ with the geography. Many complain because the CAA reportedly threatens the country’s secular values. While others are afraid its linguistic and cultural heritage will be jeopardised. Yet others claim that while the CAA itself is harmless together with the planned national National Citizens ‘ Register (NRC). It is an initiative that has gone into turmoil in Assam. So, it thus becomes a weapon by excluding the country’s Muslim population. It is obvious from the fact that Narendra Modi has openly rebutted the assertion by home minister Amit Shah. He said that a nationwide NRC will be prepared by 2024. Why does the nation have a volte-face against the NRC, which even made the Modi administration do? How is it related to the CAA? If introduced, what will be their consequences for the AAP regardless of religion or geography?
April 2, 2020
February 26, 2020