Time for BJP to rethink its NRC-CAA agenda3 min read 07 Jun 2021, 11:24 AM IST
The CAA-NRC agenda has not only divided the country, it also seems to have polarized the BJP’s own support base, with a significant section of BJP voters opposing the controversial policies pursued by the party
Before covid-19, the one government agenda that dominated headlines was its plan to redo India’s citizenship laws and processes. The first move was the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) enacted in December 2019 to facilitate fast-track citizenship for non-Muslim residents of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan who came to India on or before 31 December 2014. The second related to the proposal to conduct an all-India NRC (National Register of Citizen) to establish the antecedents of those who live in India and claim Indian citizenship.
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