CAA: A fading story



The Modi government’s notification of the rules of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), it seemed, had failed in the immediate purpose of its timing: Overshadowing the Supreme Court order on anonymous electoral bonds. The bond story had fuel to last.


The CAA was dying out until two things happened. One, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the law as an invitation to millions of poor and unemployable 


“illegal immigrants and ghuspaithiyas (infiltrators)” from Pakistan and Bangladesh. This sparked protests outside his house by hundreds of Pakistani Hindus currently living in inhuman conditions in illegal bastis in Delhi.


An even more important role was

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First Published: Mar 16 2024 | 9:30 AM IST



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