Anti CAA, NRC protest


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The government of India led by Narendra Modi had passed CAA, The Citizenship Amendment Act on 11th of December 2019. By this act, Indian citizenship was allowed to all the religious minoritie including Christian, Sikh,Hindu,,Buddhist etc.who came from muslim Majority countries namely, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh excluding Muslims subject to condition that they have to prove that they or their ancestors are living in India before 1971.The CAA provides citizenship on the basis of religion to six undocumented non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.This new act is considered arbitorious as it targeted a particular religion.And the reason that was given behind bringing this Act was that India is getting overburdened by infiltrators from Bangladesh as India itself is a developing country can’t bear the burden of other nationals.But,citizenship was provided to other communities as the ruling government believed that they are persecuted in the neighboring Muslim countries. This new law had led to a huge protest throughout the country  icluding the national capital because the citizens believed that this act is triggering a particular community and thus leading to a discrimination based on religion.However, this CAA had divided People into two groups with some supporting the act and some opposing it. Shaheen Baug protest had become the landmark where mostly all women led a  protest against CAA known as ‘Modern day Satyagraha’.After the CAA was passed, 83 persons were killed in protests and riots from December 2019-March 2020 in Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Meghalaya and Delhi. Amit Shah said,”We (BJP) will remove every single infiltrator from the country except Buddha (sic), Hindus and Sikhs.” But this cryptic tweet was soon deleted by an official BJP twitter handle.  Initially the bill also had the mention  of Christians who along with Muslims had to prove their citizenship or their ancestors citizenship in India is prior to 1971.Later Christians were exempted but Muslims are still targeted  by the bill.

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