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El gráfico muestra medidas recientes tomadas por el gobernante Partido Bharatiya Janata de India pueden marginar, según la percepción de sus críticos, aún más a la población musulmana de la nación.
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La ley de ciudadanía indigna a los musulmanes de India

By Jordi Bou

December 20, 2019 - La polémica nueva ley de ciudadanía de India profundiza los temores de que el primer ministro Narendra Modi esté persiguiendo políticas que convierten efectivamente a los musulmanes de India en ciudadanos de segunda clase.

The new law, known as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), offers citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Critics fear that it undermines India's secular constitution, and say faith should not be the basis of citizenship.

Modi has dismissed the fear among Muslims as “imaginary” but since coming back to power in May, his government has stripped Muslim-majority Kashmir’s limited autonomy, imposed a crippling lockdown there, and has also passed a law that criminalised the practice of instant triple talaq (divorce) among Muslims.

The controversy over the law has reopened the wounds from India’s traumatic independence from colonial rule in 1947 when it was partitioned by the departing British into two separate states: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. 

PUBLISHED: 20/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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