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‘CAB: a poisonous bill bulldozed by Modi govt.’

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New Delhi: “The passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 is “historic” but not for the reasons that Union Home Minister Amit Shah called it so, while moving the Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
In the guise of righting what it calls a Partition wrong, and giving refuge to persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries, the Narendra Modi government has bulldozed a poisonous bill through Parliament which affects a majoritarian recasting of the very idea of Indian citizenship, makes religion a criterion.” Reads the editorial of the Indian Express titled ‘Brute majority’.
The editorial added, “It is a political signal of a terrible narrowing, a chilling exclusion, directed at India’s own largest minority.” “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas” Holding BJP and Modi-Shah duo responsible for the ‘offensive law’ the editorial pointed out that “the party that proclaimed “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas” has diminished the people’s mandate in interpreting it as a license to push through this impoverished and shrunken idea of citizenship after piloting a National Register of Citizens process in Assam that has ignited religious and ethnic faultlines and pushed lakhs of Indians to the edge of statelessness — the region is seeing renewed violence on the CAB.
It brings in this law not long after revoking Article 370 in Kashmir in a way that silenced and relegated the Kashmiri people, and continues to isolate them.” The editorial also made a scathing attack on those who supported the bill in the House saying, “In the gallery of shame, after the BJP and alongside it, are many of its allies who have earlier professed allegiance to a secular, capacious idea of India.


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