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Turning point for India? Modi's citizenship act excludes Muslims

THE DEBATE
THE DEBATE FRANCE 24
By: François PICARD Follow | Alessandro XENOS | Tatiana REITER
45 min

Is it the beginning of the end of India as a secular state? The week began with protesters rallying at New Delhi's India Gate as anger spread to college campuses over last week's passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, a law decried as anti-Muslim by demonstrators while the Hindu nationalist BJP government insists it's "pro-refugee". Protests against the new bill have been particularly virulent in northeastern Assam state. Is the citizenship act a turning point for India?

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Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Tatiana REITER, and Jimena MORALES-VELASCO.

 

 

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