Modi’s BJP Pursues Divisive Citizenship Bill

India’s ruling BJP Party (Bharatiya Janata Party), led by Narendra Modi, has successfully pushed contentious immigration reform through the Indian Congress. The reformed Citizenship Act grants citizenship to persecuted minorities from the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh – implicitly excluding Muslims. Prime Minister Ram Kovind, who in 2010 […]

Indian Citizenship Protests

The possible modification of the Citizenship Law in India would grant Indian citizenship to Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi refugees who fled the religious persecution of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and entered Indian soil before December 31, 2014. This controversial norm has caused conflict and disturbances throughout the country […]

India Citizenship Protests

Protests throughout India have left at least 26 people dead after violent clashes between demonstrators and police. Demonstrators are protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities but excludes Muslims. In doing so, Muslims would be treated as second class citizens and preferential treatment be given […]

Thousands Rally Against Discriminatory Law As Indian Government Clamps Down On Dissent

Several hundred students were injured recently after police stormed the Jamia Millia Campus in New Delhi and assaulted residents there. Police reportedly entered the campus by force, using batons and tear gas once inside. This comes as part of a wider series of clashes across India as citizens protest the […]

The Disha Rape Case, Hyderabad India

On November 27th in the Indian city of Hyderabad a bright young woman’s life was savagely put to an end as she was gang-raped and murdered by four men. The perpetrators then proceeded to set her body ablaze in a cruel attempt to destroy any evidence of their heinous crime. […]

The Failed Silencing Of Anti-Citizenship Law Protests In India 1

Last week Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India pushed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) through parliament and consequently ignited nationwide protests that have often turned violent, leaving at least 20 dead according to the BBC. The CAA provides for granting of Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, and […]

India Continues To Simmer In Flames Over The Contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 1

Tens of thousands in India have gathered out on the streets in arguably the largest display of opposition to Prime Minister Modi since he took office in 2014. The breaking point: the passing of a new discriminatory citizenship law embraced by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government. The Citizenship Amendment Act […]

In India, Thousands Protest Citizenship Law That Excludes Muslims 1

A controversial citizenship law, the Citizen Amendment Act, has sparked protests across India, with demonstrators fearing that it could endanger the nation’s Muslim minority. The new legislation will provide an expedited path to citizenship for migrants who entered India illegally before 2014 if they are Hindu, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, or […]

NASA Satellite Finds Indian Moon Lander – Vikram

On 3 December, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officially announced the location of remains of the probe Vikram, which was a vital spacecraft in India’s space mission Chandrayaan-2. The probe was to land on the South Pole of the moon, a generally unexplored region, to conduct experiments related […]

How India’s New Citizenship Law Is Institutionalizing Religious Discrimination

On Wednesday 11 December, India’s Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) was passed through the upper houses of parliament. CAB grants amnesty to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The bill is a reformation of India’s 64-year-old citizenship law which prevents illegal migrants from becoming citizens. Under CAB, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, […]