India discriminates on the basis of #religie : welcome everyone except Muslims? The riots were the ongoing protest against the new citizenship policy of the Modi government. In particular, the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) is causing dissatisfaction across the country, as the law makes it easier for refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to acquire Indian citizenship — provided that the refugees are not Muslim.
Are all Indians equal before the law? That question has brought tens of millions of Indians to the streets in recent weeks. Last Sunday, seven million inhabitants of the southern state of Kerala made a chain of people about 600 kilometres long against the citizenship policy of the central government in Delhi. In doing so, the demonstrators made it clear that the wave of protest at the end of 2019, which killed at least 27 and about 175 injured, is far from extinguished.