- Göç Araştırmaları Vakfı -
- 14 Ağustos 2021
Examination of Indian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Context of Hindu Nationalism, İslamophobia / Anti-Islam, and International Law
India has recently been mentioned frequently in the world agenda with various controversial events. Some of them are the rise of Hindu Nationalism, the marginalization and stigmatization of Muslims, the change of Kashmir’s status, adaptation of the religiously discriminatory citizenship law and protests against it. The Islamophobic discourse used by political leaders and misleading and anti-Muslim content spread through traditional and social media by the fanatical Hindu supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also establish the ground on which these kinds of events take place. On the other hand, although the anti-Muslim rhetoric and events in the country seem to have being triggered after the BJP government which came to power in 2014, its origin dates back to earlier times. In this regard, in the first part of the report, the political and ideological background of the CAA has been discussed. In the second part, the compatibility of CAA has been discussed within the framework of the boundaries drawn by international law.