In India, protests have erupted across parts of the country, as the lower house of Parliament passed legislation that represents a major step in the official marginalization of India’s 200 million Muslims. The Citizenship Amendment Bill would establish a religious test for people who wish to become citizens, and provide a path to citizenship for all of South Asia’s major religions — except Islam. The legislation now heads to the upper house of Parliament, where it’s expected to pass. The bill is part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda.
India’s Lower House Passes “Anti-Muslim” Citizenship Bill
HeadlineDec 10, 2019