Talk:Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

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Condition of persecutionEdit

As suggested by user:Kautilya3 during earlier discussion I also feel that adding a sub-section on condition of persecution would be add relevant context and content to this article. We can populate ideas/links here. In case content evolves enough call can be taken to add to original article. My broad list of probable ideas that can be covered are:

  • Reason provided by Government for adding such condition (tough to get secondary sources).
  • Challenge in verification of fulfillment of such condition by applicant. (not much written on this)

Any further ideas/links can be populated here. -- YN Desai Discuss 10:53, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Yndesai, This article is about a law. Please add these sections in the persecution articles. DBigXray 11:22, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Suggestion is because law now has the condition of persecution. -- YN Desai Discuss 11:25, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

List of immigration laws with religious basisEdit

As pointed out by User:Vaibhavafroin Talk:Citizenship_(Amendment)_Act,_2019/Archive_5#Lautenberg-Specter_Amendments there are cases such laws where citizens/migrants are accepted on religious basis. One more such case I came across is of Poland

Can we add list of such cases be cited at the end of article. -- YN Desai Discuss 11:12, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Yndesai, no. see WP:SYNTH DBigXray 11:22, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Protest section lengthEdit

As suggested in earlier discussion to make this section a high-level jist. I have created a sandbox subpage user:yndesai/sandbox/caaprotest to work on a draft. Users are welcome to contribute. -- YN Desai Discuss 01:56, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Yndesai, Your version is highly simplistic. and gives an impression that only Muslims of Shaheen bagh are against CAA. it needs lot of work. DBigXray 05:32, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Your feedback is true. Also it is just Work In Progress. I have put this note so that any other editor can also collaborate.-- YN Desai Discuss 09:00, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Yndesai, you should try to faithfully summarize the CAA Protests article in your sandbox. DBigXray 09:38, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
dbigxray Now I have summarized and tried to bring in significant angles in the proposed draft. Further feedback welcome onproposed draft. -- YN Desai Discuss 12:10, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
dbigxray and Kautilya3 I think proposed draft is better then existing section of protest. Please give your opinion so that it can be added in final article. Thanks in advance.-- YN Desai Discuss 16:45, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Nehru to BordoloiEdit

The letter of Nehru cited by Modi can be found in

I find the fourth paragraph quite intriguing. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 22:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Constituent Assembly debatesEdit

A nice article on the Constituent Assembly debate on citizenship:

The main dissent apparently came from Punjabrao Deshmukh:

Deshmukh had asked for at least two amendments. First, just being born in India shouldn’t be sufficient, the child should be born to Indian parents. Next, all Hindus and Sikhs, residing anywhere in the world should be entitled to Indian citizenship.

Both the amendments were defeated in the Constituent Assembly. But the first amendment is now the Citizenship Law, as amended in 1986 and reinforced in 2003. Part way to the second amendment is the present CAA.

At the other end of the spectrum was Brajeshwar Prasad:

“I see no reason why a Muslim who is a citizen of this country should be deprived of his citizenship at the commencement of this constitution, (e)specially when we are inviting Hindus who have come to India from Pakistan to become citizens of this country. People who have never been in India but have always lived in the Punjab and on the frontier have come and become citizens of this State; why cannot a Muhammadan of the frontier be so when we have always said that we are one?”

He didn't move an amendment. Or, if he did, it wasn't voted on. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 19:01, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

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