The CAA, Muslim exclusion and the lens of the right

Syllabus: GS-II Subject: Polity Topic: Legal Issues Issue: Bills/Acts/Rules

Context: Rules of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019 notified.

  • Government argued that since Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh are Islamic states, Muslims there would not face persecution.

Partition 1947

  • Numerous Indian Muslims opposed Partition.
  • During Partition, a significant number of Muslims chose to remain in India.
  • Efforts by Maulana Azad and Nehru secured rights for Muslims who opted to stay.

The truth of persecution:

  • Religious minorities, including some Muslim sects like the Ahmedias, face significant persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.


  • Well-crafted political response to correct the narrative is needed.
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