India is in the middle of implementing an anti-immigration policy whose subtleties are not properly debated and therefore not fully understood by the majority of Indians and...a majority of parliamentarians.
Undoubtedly, the Assamese are angry over the CAB and their fears over it need to be genuinely allayed. But they have reasons to be disappointed with themselves as well for not having paid more attention to what the BJP and its leaders said during the last election campaign.
The BJP-led Assam government plans a census that will identify the native Muslims—called the Goriya, Moriya, Julha and Deshi. Indigenous Muslims say the census is needed to protect their native identity.
In that spontaneous burst of poetry and speech, a deeper citizenship is forged -- via the many-spangled ethos of Indian Islam. This is remarkable and without precedent, writes Columbia Professor of Philosophy Akeel Bilgrami.