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International Human Rights Group Urges Parliament to Repeal CAA

International human rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW), in its latest report, has recommended that the Indian parliament repeal the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). As per the report, the CAA is discriminatory and in violation of international human rights law because it applies only to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

“The government has tried to justify the law, saying it seeks to provide sanctuary to religious minorities abroad, fleeing persecution. However, that claim is belied by the exclusion of many other vulnerable groups who have sought refuge in India…” read the report released on Friday.

Titled ‘Shoot the Traitors’: Discrimination Against Muslims Under India’s New Citizenship Policy, the 82-page report further claims that the police and other officials have repeatedly failed to intervene when government supporters attacked those protesting new citizenship policies.…


Shoot The Traitors: Human Rights Watch Report on Discrimination Against Muslims Under India’s New Citizenship Policy (Apr 12, 2020, Sikh Siyasat News)

Why this Yale student is uniting the Indian students at top US varsities to fight communal hate in India (Apr 9, 2020, Edex Live)

India’s CAA: Another Move Toward A Hindu-First Nation (Apr 8, 2020, OWP)

The government’s disingenuous defence of the CAA and NRC in the Supreme Court (Apr 11, 2020, The Caravan)

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