Four Million Indians in One State Risk Being Denied Citizenship. Most Are Muslims.
Critics say a government registration campaign in the northeast state of Assam is driven by an increasingly intense Hindu nationalist agenda.
with an absolute must read: "Four Million Indians in One State Risk Being Denied Citizenship. Most Are Muslims."
The Indian Trump is way out-trumping Trump. Imagine David Duke or Stephen Miller as president. That's where India is right now.
The New York Times
More than 4 million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that aims to redefine what it means to be Indian
India is quietly taking away the citizenship of millions of Muslims. It's planning to build huge new detention camps. Hundreds have been arrested on "suspicion of being a foreign migrant". The terror of becoming stateless has driven dozens to suicide.
The New York Times
As the Indian government continues to push a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda, the state of Assam is building huge new detention camps and arresting hundreds of people on suspicion of being foreign migrants.
Alfons López Tena
India plans big detention camps for “migrants”. Muslims are afraid — More than 4 million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as Modi pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda to redefine who is Indian
Pushing a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that has challenged the country’s pluralist traditions and aims to redefine what it means to be Indian.
everything about this is awful and terrifying
Iona Italia, PhD
This is extremely worrying. It's not feasible at all to ask most of these people to produce paperwork. Assam isn't San Francisco. People often don't have documentation going back a generation. If they were born in India, they should be Indian by right.
Don’t re-elect nationalist populist authoritarians.
What Modi’s doing in India is horrifying—but very familiar to Australians. “Four Million Indians Risk Being Denied Citizenship. Most Are Muslims.”
#India heads to #Fascist State. “Many people whose citizenship is being questioned were born in India & enjoyed all the rights of citizens, voting in elections. Govt rapidly expanding foreigner tribunals & planning to build huge new detention camps.” #Modi