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Why #CAA_NRC_NPR is much needed?

India is a sovereign country. Every country maintains a right to control its borders & the government decides who comes enters, who stays for how long & which documents are necessary for the alien visitors to provide.
Our country has had a long history of continuous invasion & barbaric subjugation of the natives through forced conversions, beheadings, rapes, kidnapping, destruction of our places of worship, etc. #CAA_NRC_NPR
To a great extent such behaviour has been reduced, but it unfortunately rears it ugly head whenever Muslim population rises above 25% of the total population. For example, Lebanon. #CAA_NRC_NPR
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This is a true story.

May 2019: Modi got re-elected. I was shattered. My daughter decided to give up meds & fight her way back to life. One year of being primary caretaker of a kid under depression had taken a huge toll on me. Physical, emotional & financial.

I left twitter. +
From June, concentrated on daughter's rehabilitation into the school system. It was a daily struggle. I had to help the kid fight her anxiety, push her gently with small goals, hold her when she stumbled, control my frustrations at her inability to follow a routine. It was bad. +
For a distraction from the daily struggle, I kept making videos of Darwin & posting it on twitter. I knew I was breaking inside, but kept up the pretense of 'strong father' so that the family felt everything was okay. Hid my emotional breakdowns cleverly, till.. +
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#BREAKING THREAD #CAA

-JAMIA’s 1st day, 1st violence mystery resolved.

-4 videos CAPTURE rioters setting bus on fire

-They weren’t COPS, they were TRAINED hired RIOTERS.

-Videos captures petrol, rioters, act of fire, precision & PRE-PLANNING
1/4 👇🏻👇🏻

#BREAKING THREAD #CAA

-JAMIA’s 1st day, 1st violence mystery resolved

-This 2nd video captures the entire act

-First, masked men STOLE petrol. Then LIT a bike. Then DRAGGED the bike to set BUS ALIGHT

-Bus which cops were seen dousing fire in

2/4👇🏻👇🏻

#BREAKING THREAD #CAA

-JAMIA 1st day, 1st violence mystery OVER!

-This 3rd CCTV catches TRAINED masked men stealing petrol

-Police sources tell me these videos are part of its preliminary report which concludes that NRC violence was PRE PLANNED

3/4👇🏻👇🏻
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The Anatomy of an Indian Liberal #CAA
~Class ~
Privileged, educated, whatchoo wearing to the protest?

~First Language~
English.
Discovered that Kaafiron se Azaadi has such a goosebumpy ring to it.
(Someone just told us that we’re the Kaafirs…go onnnn…!)
~Religious Denomination~
Sort of Hindu. You know that Attithi Devo Bhava stuff & that Kutumba Kutumba.
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@erbmjha 2.

Must listen to this.
@erbmjha 3.
90 Hindus killed in Amarnath Yatra in 2001 but no stone pelting in our country.Many Hindus killed in Kashmir ,force to leave their home, no stone pelting in our country. But today when CAA are passed for minorities of afghan,pak and Bangld,...
@erbmjha 4. Jehadis can blindly trust NDTV for coming to their rescue. Amazing consistency
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#NRC #CAA #CAB thread
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1. #NRC started in 1980s in Assam. Was Signed 1985. Originally as Assam Accord. Was predecessor of NRC (or a register of citizens)
2. It was signed by Late Shri Rajeev Gandhi
3. Yup you read it right, NOT Rahul Gandhi, but Late Shri Rajeev Gandhi
# 2/20
4. Then it was made PAN INDIA in 2004 December by CONGRESS lead Sonia / MMS govt adding clauses 4 & 14a. Further amended in 2009 by same Congress lead government!! Yes INC ~ Congress
5. So BJP is JUST implementing #NRC , BJP have NOT created NRC
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6. It is NRC that creates a REGISTER of citizens. NOT #CAB / NOT #CAA, but Congress created NRC
7. All the halla on "Proof of citizenship" is because of #NRC !! not CAB / CAA .
pls see full thread B4 answering !!
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Priyanka Gandhi & all student protests seem to be focused solely on #CAA. But #NRC is the bigger danger. Do people realize that? In 2018 INC boasted it had created NRC & had deported 82728 Bangladeshis whereas the BJP had deported only 1822. #CAA_NRC

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The #CAB is a decoy. It's a red herring - that was bound to cause #CAAProtests to errupt to draw attention away from #NRCBill. CAB is to NRC what the #Dataprotectionbill is to #Aadhaar. The real danger is from Aadhaar. Like it is from NRC. @Stupidosaur?
Explanation :The #CABBill does not specifically say it will not give citizenship to Muslim immigrants. If it does, the #CAA will straight away go to court as it's blatantly Unconstitutional. But the #NRC which is random, can easily target more Muslims if that's BJP govt's aim.
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To everyone who may eventually rea this, I wanted to help those not in India understand what #CAA or #CAB is and why many parts of India are rising in protest, leading to a suppression of dissent using police force, which may or may not be reported on in the press.
The government of the nationalist, Right-wing party carried out an exercise in the Indian state of Assam where they drew up a Citizen's List. Anyone who didn't appear on the list had to then appear before tribunals and prove that they *were* citizens of India. (2)
Ostensibly done to weed out illegal immigrants, it was widely perceived as an anti-Muslim exercise, designed to disenfranchise Muslim citizens, in keeping with the Hindutva (or Hindu supremacist) ideals of the ruling party, on the strength of which it roared into power. (3)
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1. An individual can become a citizen of India through one of four ways (a) by birth (b) by descent (c) by registration (d) by naturalisation. The recent amendment makes minor modifications ONLY to the fourth option.
2. Citizenship by birth: Is granted if you are (a) born in India between Jan1950 to Jun1987 (b) born between Jul1987 and Dec2004 and either parent is citizen of India (c) born after Dec2004 and at least one parent is citizen AND other parent is NOT an illegal migrant.
3. Citizenship by descent: Person is born OUTSIDE India but (a) father is citizen of India and person is born between Jan1950 and Dec1992 (b) born after Dec1992 and either parent is citizen of India.
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My own position on #CAA2019 has been - it is sound in principle (read @pratimbose article👇) and nothing wrong constitutionally (as explained by none other than Harish Salve). But, I anticipate serious issues in implementation. Therefore, other than the #NorthEast #CABProtests /2
#CABPolitics e.g. in #Assam where it is a live issue (but religion agnostic as they are against all immigrants changing the demographics of the region) for the rest of India it is largely an academic issue. Therefore, #CABProtests in the name of “secularism” ill-conceived 3/n
3/n Besides, #CAA2019 has been passed by an act of Parliament and not by any Presidential Diktat. If it has to be undone - it cannot be through violence and vandalism. Those upholding the Constitutional values - must also adopt democratic means and not promote mobocracy #CAB 4/n
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@rahulelectra @onlyonenetra @BesuraTaansane Few inputa. Pls make your own conslusion after that.

1. BDs have been pouring in unabated since 75 yrs. Rest of India, this process stopped in 1948

2. BDs grabbed lands, fenced properties, burned down local Kachari Hindu communities and renders them homeless.

Thread#1
@rahulelectra @onlyonenetra @BesuraTaansane 2.(Contd) Kacharis are Local Hindu Tribes with their kingdom in Cachar and they find mention in Mahabharata. They opened their homes to the BDs on humanitarian grounds. BDs squatted, grabbed their lands, killed their cattles, raped their women, maimed their children.

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@rahulelectra @onlyonenetra @BesuraTaansane 2. (Contd ) Today, Kacharis are a mere 25 families left in Cachar. All are BDs (Hindus + Muslims).

3. Congi Govt allowed this to happen. Vote Bank Politics

4. Indira Gandhi brought IMDT Act making Citizens liable to prove that X is a BD

Thread #3
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देखिए #CitizenshipAmendmentAct2019 को लेकर फैलाए जा रहे भ्रम की वास्तविकता #NorthEast #CAB #CAB2019
@HMOIndia @AmitShah @PIB_India @PIBHindi @airnewsalerts @AkashvaniAIR @PIB_Guwahati देखिए #CitizenshipAmendmentAct2019 को लेकर फैलाए जा रहे भ्रम की वास्तविकता #NorthEast #CAB #CAB2019 #Mythbusters
@HMOIndia @AmitShah @PIB_India @PIBHindi @airnewsalerts @AkashvaniAIR @PIB_Guwahati @PMOIndia देखिए #CitizenshipAmendmentAct2019 को लेकर फैलाए जा रहे भ्रम की वास्तविकता #NorthEast #CAB #CAB2019 #Mythbusters #CitizenshipAmendmentAct
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1. We're grateful to @PMOIndia @AmitShahOffice for #CABPassed-- most historic step to start undoing wrongs of #BloodyPartitionOfIndia.Since it holds mirror to betrayal of India by #CommifiedNehruSoniaCongress they're creating hell...
2. In order to defeat #BreakUpIndiaForces, you need help of spiritual gurus like @SriSri & @SadhguruJV who know how to bridge politically engineered divides between Hindus &. Muslims. Their followings transcend class, caste, region, religious barriers. They can combat negativity
3. Its well known that @SriSri headed reconciliation committee played vital role in providing workable formula to Supreme Court for #AYODHYAVERDICT with not one dissenting judge. Govt could not have achieved what his reconciliation efforts did. No riots after #AYODHYAVERDICT
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Check out our series of #Mythbusters focusing on North-Eastern India, especially #Assam, surrounding the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct. The 11-point series addresses the most misconceptions and fears in the region (1/6)

#CAB #CAB2019
Check out our series of #Mythbusters focusing on North-Eastern India, especially #Assam, surrounding the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct. The 11-point series addresses the most misconceptions and fears in the region (2/6)

#CAB #CAB2019
Check out our series of #Mythbusters focusing on North-Eastern India, especially #Assam, surrounding the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct. The 11-point series addresses the most misconceptions and fears in the region (3/6)

#CAB #CAB2019
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Assam protests are a case study of govt's failure into getting people on board for the #CABBill.

Govt should have been more 'available' correct information about the bill.

A lot of opposition for the bill is coming from a place of misunderstanding and lack of information.
What people of Assam are demanding is genuinely correct. They don't want influx of refugees comimg from Bangladesh border (which is open on many parts of it)

That's why they supporter NRC, but back then our liberals opposed them.
Now, the same liberals are using these protests as shoulder to shoot holes into #CAB.

Govt has made provisions to keep NE states out of it, but there are two problems -

1. It's not communicated properly
2. Govt has failed to ensure its implementation
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There's been a lot of talk on #CAB, some in good faith, some uninformed, others plain bigoted. A thread on this complicated, complex issue that dates back to colonised India (imp to keep this in mind). Views expressed here will be different to yesterday's due to change in curator
There’s a huge difference between an “anti-immigration” sentiment of the bigoted kind by a powerful majority and the resistance to immigration by people whose autonomy over their own land has been historically undermined by people they consider outsiders or oppressors.
For instance, the "anti-immigrant" sentiment among white Europeans against immigrants from countries they had colonized and continue to plunder is bigotry. Or in India- where Muslim citizens are framed as outsiders or immigrants.
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#CAB After discussion w friend @sumanbery, I see 2 genuine, debatable issues wrt CAB. Shouid (1) religious minorities be defined by common world view or accept PakConstitution's defn of Ahmadi as non-Muslim (2) Religous minorities from Sri Lanka,Nepal, Bhutan be covered by CAB
2/ Reasonable ppl cn hv diff views on these 2 issues. I would reject the 2nd on Geoploitical & pragmatic grounds, ignoring logical consistency. I am torn on 1st issue bcs in World's eyes Ahamadi are part of Muslim majority, but in Pakistan they are a declared minority since 1974
3/ There's no logical connection btwn CAB & NRC.The existence or not of a CAB has no relevance to what will or not happen to NRC, which was directed by a Supreme Court judgement/direction decades ago & has been held in limbo bcs of implementation difficulties(now visible in Assam
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As we face the frightening possibilities thrown by the #CAB am re-reading Richard Evans' masterly trilogy on the Third Reich. Vol 1: The Coming of the Third Reich, about the setting in which Nazism thrived in Germany offers some lessons
Vol 2: The Third Reich in Power
Vol 3: The Third Reich at War
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#Assam #CAB Protests:

#CABProtest is hijacked by #UrbanNaxals ,anti-social elements, mostly belonging to Akhil Gogoi's far left party. Earlier Gogoi instigated an innocent farmer to self immolate. Gogoi is a known close aide of Kejriwal. He is asking for blood. Blood? What for?
Many would pass it off as spontaneous reaction. But... but...
The protestors are prepared with Iron rods, shrapnel, have burnt down vehicles. Where are they getting this unlimited supply of arsenal from?
Lacs of tyres are burnt. How come so many tyres were available in a day ?
Most protestors can barely speak Assamese and are Bengali muslims originally hailing from Bangladesh. Some of them are from Lakhimpur - 400 km from Guwahti.

The well planned design of #UrbanNaxals is to divide a wedge between Hindu Bengalis & Assamese.. mission accomplished.
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The #CAB_NRC is not about future migrants to India. Those could always have been dealt with by existing laws where the executive has wide discretion on how & where to apply them. Those laws continue to be valid even after CAB.

#CAB_NRC is 4 those who are already in India.
Firstly #CAB helps to deal with the adverse fallout of the Assam_NRC where over half the 1.9 million illegal migrants identified are Hindus.

These numbers dwarf any potential migrants that we may have from neighbors over the next several decades.
But even this is the not the main purpose of #CAB b/c as Amit Shah has said repeatedly that there will be a fresh NRC even in Assam along with the rest of the country.

So what is the real purpose of #CAB if you strip away all the lies?
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I have converted my leftist friend in support of #CAB. They are just highly ignorant of facts. Opposition has succeeded in spreading paranoia among them. Let's face it with light of truth. Debate them, don't troll.
#IndiaSupportsCAB #CABPassed
Friend: Why make muslims secondary class citizens?

Me: #CAB is in no way related to Indian muslims. It just gives citizenship to religious minorities of neighbouring Islamic republics. (1)
Friend: What about Rohingya or Lanka Tamils?

Me: They are waging violent secessionist movement against Myanmar & SriLanka. There's a political angle to it. Moreover these countries aren't partitioned from India based on religion. Also Rohingyas have Bangladesh to go. (2)
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If you're not a Hindu refugee from East Pakistan/Bangladesh, you'd never understand the deprivation, the dehumanisation and the degradation we faced. My grandmother left me a crumbling document: the refugee certificate that gave her, a widow, and her 5 children refuge in #India.
So long as she lived, nobody asking for food was turned away from the gate of her house. She always ate last, lest there was no rice left to be given to the hungry. My uncle once rebuked her. She shot back: We too were hungry when we came here, we lived on charity of relatives.
Refugees who came in from the west were recipients of Govt largesse. Refugees who came in from the east were left to fend for themselves. We were the unwanted. In 1979, hundreds of us seeking shelter in #India were massacred by the @cpimspeak led Left Front Govt at #Marichjhapi.
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🔴🔴🔴Long Thread 🔴🔴🔴

Topic: The #NRC v #CAB Debate

Given the umpteen opinions and point of views surrounding NRC and CAB, I wanted to write a simple and neutral point of view on these 2 bills, covering pros & cons of the same.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Before I start. If any of you notice glaring errors or misjudgement in my thread, I'm more than happy to hear you. But let's keep the thread / replies civil.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Firstly, let's see what each bill stands for.

NRC - Now only limited to Assam focuses on deciding the citizenship of those living in #Assam by judging their residentship/presence (or that of their ancestors) before March 24, 1971.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
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