India's new citizenship law: Why Modi lied at Huston

India’s new citizenship law: Why Modi lied at Huston by Vivek Singh

India, the world’s largest democracy named after the river Indus in current Pakistan is rich in heritage and culture with a civilisation thousands of years old.

But today India is burning in the anti CAA( India’s new citizenship law ) protests which are said to be the first step for NRC the second being NPR.But before we proceed I would like to explain few terms.

What is NRC?

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register of all Indian citizens whose creation is mandated by the 2003 amendment of the Citizenship Act, 1955. Its purpose is to document all the legal citizens of India so that the illegal migrants can be identified and deported.

What does the CAA(India’s new citizenship law) Act say?

The Act seeks to amend the definition of an illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation. They will be granted fast track Indian citizenship in six years.

What is NPR?

The National Population Register (NPR) a list of “usual residents” of the country. It is compulsory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR. This includes both Indian citizens as well as a foreign citizen. The objective of the NPR is to create a database of every usual resident in the country.

So today we will see how the CAA(India’s new citizenship law), NRC, NPR goes against the idea of India as Jinnah believed in two-nation theory on the basis of religion but today we see Pakistan is divided into east and west Pakistan that is Bangladesh having the same religion in the majority.

To understand India and what it is let’s go back to see

1. Swami Vivekananda on C.A.A(India’s new citizenship law)

An excerpt of the Speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda on September 11, 1893, at the first World’s Parliament of Religions on the site of the present-day Art Institute

I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth.

Swami Vivekananda on India's new citizenship law
Photo of Swami Vivekananda in Chicago in 1893 with the handwritten words “one infinite pure and holy—beyond thought beyond qualities I bow down to thee”

2.C.A.A.(India’s new citizenship law)goes against Article 14 of the Indian constitution

“The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.”
Including foreigners

C.A.A.(India's new citizenship law)goes against Article 14 of the Indian constitution
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3.C.A.A.(India’s new citizenship law) is against Idea of India

India denied Jinnah’s two-nation theory on the basis of religion and accepted The Nehruvian model of development — based on the four pillars of Parliamentary democracy, secularism, economic planning for establishing a welfare estate and the policy of non-alignment but the India’s new citizenship law doesn’t follow this idea of India.

C.A.A.(India's new citizenship law) is against Idea of India

4. The preamble of our constitution contains secularism

TEXT TO THE PREAMBLE:

We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLIC and to secure to all of its citizens;

The preamble of India's constitution contains secularism
The introduction to the preamble

Secularism is inherent in the basic structure of the Constitution. The Home Minister cannot presume to forget constitutional history and assume that constitutional values such as secularism are just meaningless words to be redacted from a document

Learning from history
As once Karl Marx said “history repeats itself first as tragedy and later as farce”

5.Jews star

Yellow badges (or yellow patches), also referred to as Jewish badges (German: Judenstern, lit. Jew’s star), are badges that Jews were ordered to wear in public during certain periods by the ruling Christians and Muslims, especially in Nazi Germany. The badges served to mark the wearer as a religious or ethnic outsider, and often served as a badge of shame.

and later on, we knew what happened to the jews and the holocaust.

Jews wearing compulsory yellow Stars of David in Vienna. Austria, 1941. — Bildarchiv der Oesterreichischen Gesellschaft fuer Zeitgeschichte
Jews wearing compulsory yellow Stars of David in Vienna. Austria, 1941. — Bildarchiv der Oesterreichischen Gesellschaft fuer Zeitgeschichte
Jewish children wearing the compulsory yellow badge. In September 1943, they were deported to Auschwitz.
Antwerp, Belgium, 1943.
Yad Vashem Photo Archives
Jewish children wearing the compulsory yellow badge. In September 1943, they were deported to Auschwitz.
Antwerp, Belgium, 1943.
Yad Vashem Photo Archives

To conclude

CAA(India’s new citizenship law), NRC and NPR do not go with the ethos of India. This will be harassment and burden for poor Indians.

4 Replies to “India’s new citizenship law: Why Modi lied at Huston by Vivek Singh”

  1. Not agreed? First with the title. How!
    There’s no proper explanation of that within the article
    Second when swami ji speeched about universal acceptance he mean it by peaceful people bt not those barbarians who came to loot indian land.
    India with a geographical part of land have it’s own limitations with a lovely culture.
    To protect India’s universal acceptance culture you have to protect indian… that’s the root for all even and odd.
    CAA is just a process to protect that indian culture of universal acceptance.
    Jews and Holocaust is just foolish comparison from today’s indian scenario
    At that tym in Germany Germans hate Jews because they were more rich and prosper than Germans this was the cause which silent Germans at such evildoing.
    Indians will never accept such brutality. So better to examine things properly before coming to any conclusions like our PM lied somewher

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