The crisis of citizenship in our time

Sagar, Arun and Sircar, Oishik (2021) The crisis of citizenship in our time. Jindal Global Law Review, 12 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0975-2498

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The theme for this issue of Jindal Global Law Review (JGLR) is a response to a particularly troubling time during which a whole range of events coalesced to produce a palpable sense of the crisis of the ideas and lives of citizenship, in India in particular but with compelling global connects and ramifcations. This issue takes ahead the inquiry that JGLR began with its Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2020) on ‘Hate Crimes in India’. When we were putting together the Hate Crimes issue with our colleague and guest editor Mohsin Alam Bhat through the second half of 2019, the Hindu-nationalist and proto-fascist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was bulldozing the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that would ofer citizenship to refugees feeing religious persecution from other South Asian countries—but barring Muslims. The law advances the Hindu right’s commitment to shape India into a Hindu rashtra that considers it to be the holy land of Hindus alone.1

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hate Crimes | Bharatiya Janata Party | BJP | Citizenship Amendment Act | CAA | Hindu rashtra
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Sociology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Shilpi Rana
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2021 10:43
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 11:27
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