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Citizenship protests can change politics

It has both footprint and depth among youth but remains a movement in search of a name

Yogendra Yadav 

Yogendra Yadav

Events of the last week and the past few months suggest that we may be looking at a new phenomenon in youth politics that has the potential to change our national politics. This incipient youth movement has the required footprint and some depth.

It is still in search of the icons and the ideas that can capture the imagination of this generation. Just look at the geography of reaction to police action in the Jamia Millia Islamia protests. The spontaneous reaction was not limited to minority-dominated institutions like Jamia, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Maulana Azad National Urdu ...

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First Published: Thu, January 02 2020. 20:42 IST
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