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“There are Muslim countries, there are Jew countries, everybody has their own identity. And we are a billion-plus, right? We must have one identity,” said Ravi Kishan, a famous action-film hero and member of Parliament who is a central supporter of the citizenship legislation.
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Domshabfan

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It is not just citizenship for Muslims that is the issue, the govt has made millions in a northeastern state of Assam already stateless by claiming they are not Indian. So now they can't gain citizenship either. Muslims will have to prove that their ancestors lived in India from well before independence with paper evidence, which is really difficult since most poor don't own any land or paper evidence. This is Indian far-right on steroids, a failing economy is making them desperate.
 

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It is not just citizenship for Muslims that is the issue, the govt has made millions in a northeastern state of Assam already stateless by claiming they are not Indian. So now they can't gain citizenship either. Muslims will have to prove that their ancestors lived in India from well before independence with paper evidence, which is really difficult since most poor don't own any land or paper evidence. This is Indian far-right on steroids, a failing economy is making them desperate.
Modi and Netanyahu are big buddies, I wonder if the Israeli nation-state law, which sets Jewish privilege into the status of what in the US we would call a Constitutional amendment, helped inspire this or whether Modi managed to be a nationalist-fascist all on his own.
 

Domshabfan

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Modi and Netanyahu are big buddies, I wonder if the Israeli nation-state law, which sets Jewish privilege into the status of what in the US we would call a Constitutional amendment, helped inspire this or whether Modi managed to be a nationalist-fascist all on his own.
He belongs to RSS, a far-right organisation, he was nurtured by this ideology, so he didn't need any help from Bibi. Bibi will come nowhere near Modi when it comes to fanaticism. Of course, in this policy, you see traces of Mynamar and China in this.
 

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The law has now been passed:

India passes controversial citizenship law excluding Muslim migrants (Washington Post)


NEW DELHI — Lawmakers in India enacted a fundamental change to its citizenship law to include religion as a criterion for nationality for the first time, deepening concerns that a country founded on secular ideals is becoming a Hindu state that treats Muslims as second-class citizens.

The new law creates a path to citizenship for migrants who belong to several South Asian religions but pointedly excludes Islam, the faith practiced by 200 million Indian citizens.

The measure was approved by a majority of the upper house of India’s parliament in a final vote late Wednesday. Its passage marks the latest political victory for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a strident nationalist in the mold of other right-leaning populist politicians around the globe.
 

Domshabfan

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Violence has erupted in the North-Eastern state of Assam. The military has been deployed and of course, Internet is cut. Assam has had a major insurgency problem in the past, this has relit the violence in another direction. Including Kashmir (erstwhile state, now a union territory), now there are two regions where the military is deployed and the internet is cut.
 

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Finland's next prime minister will be the youngest prime minister in the world. She's 34 and leads a coalition with four other parties that are all led by women. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50709422
She is not the leader of the sos. dem. party yet, it still is the former prime minister. But the right-wing people here are very upset of our governmenr now being lead by several women under 40. The coalition is red-green & the Swedish speaking party, which has liberals and conservatives.
I really hope this government will work.
 

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A new citizenship law in India that grants citizenship to some migrants fleeing religious persecution citizenship has cause widespread protests. Some are upset the law excluded Muslims while others are upset because they fear being swamped.
 

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A Pakistani university professor was sentenced to death for blasphemy six years after his arrest. His previous lawyer was murdered and he has spent most of his time behind bars in solitary confinement.
 

ballettmaus

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Building contractors lost the floor plans to MI6. It does not sound like something you'd want to lose. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50927854

The documents, most of which were recovered inside the building, held sensitive information on the layout, including entry and exit points.

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Most, but not all, of the documents were recovered inside the building after it was noticed they were missing, he said.

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The incident, first reported by the Sun newspaper, is reportedly a result of carelessness, rather than any hostile activity.
 

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