Friday, January 03, 2020

Understanding India's Citizenship Law with Dr Asher Siddiqui (Delhi)

From The Thinking Muslim Podcast: 

"This week I speak to Dr Asher Siddiqui, an engineer from Delhi who has been at the epicentre of the  protests at Delhi’s Jamia Millia University.

During the past two weeks, India has been rocked by countrywide demonstrations spontaneously driven by largely young Muslim’s energised by their mutual dislike for a new citizenship law designed to relegate Muslim’s as second class citizens. The law, the Citizenship Amendment Act, enables the state to fast track the citizenship of migrants but significantly omits Muslim’s. The fear is this is another step in dismantling the rights of Muslims of India."

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