The recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act, which was crafted to provide an easier path to Indian citizenship for religious minorities from the countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, has prompted opposition protests in India. The act passed through parliament on Dec. 11 but the government of India has not yet implemented the provisions of the act.

The Citizenship Amendment Act is important to these specific minority groups because they face constant religious persecution and discrimination in the country. The opposition claims the act is controversial because who is left out; the act does not apply to Muslims or other groups such as Sri Lankan Tamils who are currently refugees in India. The Citizenship Amendment is perceived as discriminatory and unconstitutional, and it is currently being challenged in the judicial system.

Learn about the likelihood of increased separatist militancy and other possible disruptions from intelligence analyst Brendan O'Reilly in this intelligence briefing from our experts. Tony Roccaforte, Senior Security Advisor, reminds organizations to use P.A.C.E. and other tactics to keep your people safe.

 

 

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