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Research Radio
Apr 20, 2020
#3: Citizenship Amendment Act: Exclusionary Nationhood Hiding Behind the Veneer of Liberal Citizenship
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In December 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government radically altered Indian citizenship law, introducing religion as a basis for providing citizenship. How has the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government justified making this change? Author of the groundbreaking book, "Mapping Citizenship in India," Anupama Roy, shares her findings based on an examination of a parliamentary report on the bill.

The insights she will share are based on an article published in EPW on 14 December 2019 titled “The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the Aporia of Citizenship” ( We have created a feature on the article and that can found here: "Religion, Citizenship, and the State: Follow our Flowchart to See if You Qualify for Indian Citizenship" (  

Audio courtesy: Night Owl by Broke For Free [CC BY 3.0]

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