Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016: continuities and contestations with special reference to politics in Assam, India

  title={Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016: continuities and contestations with special reference to politics in Assam, India},
  author={Chetna Sharma},
  journal={Asian Ethnicity},
  pages={522 - 540}
ABSTRACT This article is an attempt to unpack how the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 that proposed citizenship on the basis of religious affiliation trace its past from narrative rooted in partition and idea of religious identity in determination of citizenship status in India. The act proposes, persons belonging to minority community namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsi and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who have either entered into India without valid travel documents or… 

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