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Decoding CAB

What the Citizenship Amendment Bill is intended to do and who it is intended for is unclear

Aakar Patel 

Aakar Patel

It was Henry Kissinger (or perhaps it was Ludwig von Mises) who once observed that all foreign policy was really domestic politics. Meaning that the true impact of actions abroad was meant to be felt inside the country rather than outside.

How is one to understand the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) from this point of view? If the CAB, which will soon be law, is meant to do something and is aimed at mobilising or motivating some group of voters, then which group is it? This is not easy to understand. There has been no organised action from minority Bangladeshis, Afghans and Pakistanis ...

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First Published: Fri, December 13 2019. 00:34 IST
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