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NYT editorial slams India Citizenship Amendment Act

NYT editorial slams India

NYT editorial slams India Citizenship Amendment Act that aims at turning India into a homeland for Hindus.  

According to the leading US newspaper The New York Times pointed to Modi’s and Home Minister Amit Shah campaign. It said the campaign aimed at marginalizing Muslims.

It criticised India’s new citizenship law as patently discriminatory.

The NYT editorial urged all democratic nations to speak out against it.

India’s 200 million Muslims have correctly surmised while the law has nothing to do with helping migrants.

It further said that the citizenship law has provoked furious protests across India. But, India police and army viciously repressed them.

NYT editorial slams India

The government has also shut down the internet in several regions. It remains an India tactic against dissent that remains matchless in any other authoritarian-leaning government in the world.

The New York Times further said that Kashmir has been offline since August, and India is by far the world’s leader in the number of internet shutdowns.

It said this is not the way India was meant to be and it is against the vision of Mahatma Gandhi, who was murdered by a Hindu nationalist, and Jawaharlal Nehru.

The daily urged all democratic nations to speak out against the law, and a national policy, that is patently discriminatory and a threat to India’s democracy.

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