For decades following World War II, the free world has looked to the United States for democratic and civil guidance. So, when President Trump wrapped up his two-day visit to India in February and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India’s «religious freedom» following Hindu-Muslim riots in parts of the capital, it didn’t just feel like Indian democracy was crumbling further; it felt as though it had got the go ahead from a global superpower.
«We did talk about religious freedom, and I will say that the prime minister was incredible on what he told me,» Trump said while announcing a $3 billion trade deal with India at a press conference in New Delhi on February 25.… Seguir leyendo »
Across India, people are protesting the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act, (CAA) after the bill was passed in both the country’s upper and lower houses of Parliament. The CAA grants fast-tracked citizenship to undocumented migrants from the «Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian community from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan, who entered into India on or before the 31st day of December, 2014.»
Muslims are left out
The government’s informal reasoning here is that the countries listed in the CAA are Muslim-majority countries. Minority religions, who are more likely to face persecution in their home countries, therefore deserve fast-tracked citizenship.… Seguir leyendo »