Destroying Pluralism.


The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) that India has passed recently is corrosion of secularism that the Supreme Court in S. R. Bommai versus Union of India deemed part of the basic structure of the Constitution. The legislation turns religion into a means of deciding whom to treat as an illegal immigrant - and whom to fast-track for citizenship. The said law, after revocation of Articles 35 A and 370, is another dramatic on-goal by Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) government. The CAB is just another proof of the hate politics that the Modi-Ami duo believes in. The CAB grants citizenship to a host of religious minorities who fled three nearby countries where they may have faced persecution - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan - before 2015. But Muslims get no such protection. Muslims have faced increasing discrimination and violence over the past few years under Modi's BJP. But the introduction of CAB takes this to a new level. The duo is keen on making India a Hindu nationalist state.

While the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra...

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