Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicCitizenship

Topic: Citizenship

Muslims in India are semi-citizens now. Political and civil rights have been bulldozed

Bulldozers are a perfect symbol of how the BJP-ruled states view Muslims – as a community to be controlled and managed, not as citizens who need to be negotiated with in accordance with law.

India gives citizenship to 3,117 non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan & Bangladesh in 4 yrs

MoS Home Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha that 8,244 applications from Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Christian minorities groups were received from the three countries between 2018-2021.

Over 8 lakh Indians have given up their citizenship since 2015, home ministry tells Lok Sabha

Minister of State (Home) Nityanand Rai also told Lok Sabha that a process to renounce Indian citizenship online has been put in place.

China propaganda now in Spanish, German, Russian. And Weibo gushes over Ford’s India exit

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

Hindutva opponents must go beyond Muslims as invaders vs legal citizens categories

Silence on critical issues leads to a weak and superficial imagination of Muslim presence in India. It seems Hindutva critique also see Muslims as a problem category.

Voter ID, marrying an Indian not enough; foreigners need to register for citizenship — HC

A Patna High Court bench asserted that 'mere registration of a person’s name in the voter list, ipso facto, does not confer citizenship'.

Amit Malviya and Salman Khurshid wrote a book together. That too on Hindu Rashtra and CAA-NRC

In ‘The Citizenship Debate’, BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya and Congress leader and lawyer Salman Khurshid break down the CAA-NRC-NPR plan in their own words.

Gauhati High Court’s citizenship order is flawed because it ignores Indian reality

While putting onus on people to prove their citizenship, Indian courts have failed to establish some kind of standard for how one can discharge such a burden.

Why Sardar Patel would have opposed NPR, NRC and CAA

Anyone born in India should be considered an Indian citizen. Period.

CAA rules must be stringent, offering citizenship only to real and not imagined refugees

Ambiguity and discretion in the current Citizenship Amendment Act could be designed for it to be more about NRC than actual refugees.

On Camera

YourTurn

Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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