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TolunaTeamZA

  28 months ago

India's new citizenship law sparks mobilisation
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For more than two weeks, demonstrations are taking place in India against a new law on the granting of citizenship. The legislation amends the Constitution and allows the naturalisation of citizens from religious minorities in neighbouring countries, excluding Muslims.

It is stipulated that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians fleeing persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan (Muslim-majority countries) may be granted Indian citizenship.

For Muslim organisations and human rights defenders, this text aims to marginalise India's Muslim minority, about 200 million people. The government denies and claims that the text is not discriminatory and offers rights rather than taking it away.

In recent years, cities and streets with Muslim names have been renamed to give them a more "Hindu" appellation. In addition, self-proclaimed Hindu militias have lynched dozens of Muslims and Dalits in the name of defending the sacred cow. The building of the Hindu temple of Ram in Ayodhya, where a mosque has been destructed in 1992, has divided the two communities and has generated bloody riots.
The current movement has even been subjected to violent repression in some areas: 27 people have been killed during these demonstrations.

Demonstrators are therefore also reporting police violence of the last few days, as the wave of protest has now spread throughout the country.

Do you consider this law to be discriminatory to the Muslim community?

What do you think of the Indian government's responses?

Tell us in the comments!

Influence your world,

Toluna Team
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M1158176a

  28 months ago
This law discriminates the Muslim community I totally opposes it
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Nice6

  28 months ago
It's discrimination at it's best. Unfortunately, most of the world is so desesetized from such reports that not enough is being done to challenge and correct them.
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Handsome2208

  28 months ago
I think we as human beings should learn to live with each other and accept one another. That's a great thing that India is doing
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marushka21

  28 months ago
Its unfair and wromg
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Ntsumi88

  28 months ago
It's unfair
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Busisiwea02

  28 months ago
It is wrong now innocent people are loosing lives
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H3932797i

  28 months ago
Religion and politics dont mix well. The country is always at war. The law seems fair but why do muslims have to be excluded. That is total discrimination.
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Tkay10

  28 months ago
it is clear discrimination
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sypher2608

  28 months ago
religion and politics dont mix,there will always be someone who feels discriminated against.
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MaDDoG1

  28 months ago
Religion should be separated from politics because they are a very different institutions with a different goal
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