Month: December 2019

The Citizenship Amendment Bill in India: Evidence of Humanitarian or Majoritarian Goals?

India’s parliament passed a bill on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, that intends to grant Indian citizenship to immigrants from their bordering nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan (Reagan, Helen. “India Passes Controversial Citizenship Bill That Excludes Muslims.”). The Citizenship Amendment Bill, also known as CAB, will invite a number of religious minorities, seeking refuge from …

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The “Impartiality” of Anti-Muslim Laws: How India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill Has the Power to Destroy the Secular Government

On 9 December 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Nodi’s pushed his Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) through Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Government, where an independent (non-coalition) majority is held by Nodi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This bill, which seeks to amend 1955 law to grant citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, …

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Disaster Preparedness in Kenya: A Matter of State Strength

The Flooding Kenya’s short rains season has been particularly bad this year, resulting in more floods and mudslides than usual. The country has two rainy seasons, and the short rains season is supposed to occur between October and December. This year, however, increased evaporation rates off the East African coastline has caused more water than …

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Malta’s Cracking: An Inadequate Response to a Murder Leads to Resignations

An old protest style has been brought to the forefront in Malta last Tuesday with the egging of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. As he walked to a meeting with a European Parliament delegation, a person from a nearby crowd of protesters threw an egg at Muscat, leaving yolk dripping down from the Prime Minister’s sleeve …

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