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Some important, but valid questions arise as I reflect upon the protests that happened in opposition to #CAA all over the country. Collating my thoughts as a thread and sharing it. The questions are open for anyone to answer. (1/N)
@sakthi_ind93 @Swamy39 @MaridhasAnswers
The #CAA guarantees to instantly provide Citizenship to all persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who entered India before 31st Dec, 2014. There are 30K+ such immediate beneficiaries who will now be granted Indian Citizenship. (2/N)
Now, questions are raised by few senior MPs and politicians about why Muslims have been excluded. Obvious reasons include:

1. Out of the 30k people who are awaiting Indian #citizenship for many years, there are Hindus, Sikhs, Parsi, Jain, Buddhist and Christians. (3/N)
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Just finished listening to @bdaiwi_historia's interesting conversation with @WQuisay of the #politicaltheology of contemporary Sunni #neotraditionalism
@bdaiwi_historia pressed @WQuisay to locate the source of the "traditionalism" in today's "neotraditionalists". IMO, it is neither #kalam nor #fiqh both of which produce deep "activism", so deep in fact, they have engendered conflict, as a historical matter in #MuslimHistory
I would locate their discourse in the #tazkiyatalnafs (self-purification) tradition of sharia-minded #Sufism. This kind of discourse is highly-compatible with a certain kind of #secularism that promotes the #privatization and #depoliticization of religion.
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OK. Here we go. #ICJ Provisional Measures Order #TheGambia v #Myanmar #Rohingya #Genocideconvention Judge Sebutinde - not on the bench.
- Background of application - omitting procedural history etc.
Reference to #Rohingya group that self-identifies as Rohingya; prima facie jurisdiction need not be definitive as to merits of the case - art 36(1) ICJ Statute & Art 9 Genocide Convention - this needs to be satisfied first
Parties to GC - no reservation to art 9 by Myanmar but to art 6 & 8; no reservations of Gambia; “dispute” exists where hold “clearly opposite views” re performance/non-performance of obligations;one party maintains dispute, other denies it. Therefore compromissory clause comes in
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A frightening dilemma looms for India's minorities, especially her Muslims. It is the upcoming @Census2021India. @PrakashJavdekar has stated that it will be a chance both the enumerate the population AND to populate/update the National Population Register - #NPR. So? you may ask.
Well, here's the rub. The #NPR will be a register of #residents. The National Citizens register will draw on it to establish #Citizenship status on criteria yet to be announced, confirmed and clarified. The #Census and #NPR will be based at least on the foll. data set.
That was the data set used for @censusIndia2011. In the first instance the expectation is that the data will be honestly filled in and submitted via an app. (I heard @PrakashJavdekar say that in a #PresConference on @NDTV.) Here's the dilemma
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A thread explaining the provisions pertaining to #Citizenship in India and some concerns regarding the #CAA2019:

#CitizenshipAmendmentAct

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Citizenship of India can be acquired by Birth, descent, registration, naturalisation or incorporation of territory.

Any foreigner on becoming eligible can acquire citizenship by registration or by naturalisation irrespective of his country or community.

#CAA2019
#CAB2019

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#CAA2019 enables foreigners of 6 minority communities from 3 countries to apply for citizenship on basis of religious persecution

It does NOT amend any existing legal provision which enables any foreigner to apply for Indian citizenship through registration/naturalisation.

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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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Day 18 of #ParliamentWinterSession

The #CitizenshipAmendmentBill listed for discussion, passage in #RajyaSabha today

But RS has had a stormy start of the day and is currently adjourned till 12pm due to protests by MPs- on states not being paid #GST compensation!

#SansadWatch
#RajyaSabha starts debate on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, TMC raises objection to discussion and wants it to be adjourned as intent of Bill is to provide protection to those fleeing from religious persecution, but same not mentioned in Bill at all.
But Chair states that he has perused the Bill and it is order and discussion starts

Amit Shah, Home Minister starts his speech on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

It was expected that minorities in Pakistan and India will be protected, but same didnt happen

#SansadWatch
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Here we go. Commencement of provisional measures hearings at the #ICJ: first up, the appointment of the two #judges #adhoc - biographies of Navanethem Pillay & Claus Kress - chosen by #TheGambia & #Myanmar respectively. Art. 31, ICJ #Statute.
Priority of request of indication of provisional measures prioritized over all other cases, balanced with opportunity for parties to be represented. 3 hours per party Tuesday & Wednesday, after which reply on Thursday for each. ICJ Procedure.
No entering into merits of case, stick to requirements for provisional measures.
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My fellow Americans:

Our elected president, @realDonaldTrump, is a criminal. We are in a national security emergency; #AmericaNeedsYourHelp.

Our elected Representatives, are gathering evidence while teaching us about Trump's crimes in the #ImpeachmentHearings. (1/9)
You have a civic duty to keep yourself informed about the #evidence: documents & sworn testimony. To understand the value of #testimony, you need to see it for yourself, to take your own measure of the men & women who swore to tell the truth: watch as much as you're able. (2/9)
Weigh the evidence. Are you not sure that the president is a criminal yet? Keep learning about the #evidence.

Don't fall into the trap of substituting anyone else's judgement for your own. Always make an effort to see the evidence for yourself. It is your civic duty. (3/9)
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Critical Thinking in the Modern Age of News

We have gotten used to news stories that are headlined with or contain opinions, even when they are not labeled as an opinion piece. Modern publishers and media companies are chasing attention and profit.

#journalism #citizenship
If a person is described in a story, one ideological side might describe him or her as brave or patriotic and another side might describe him or her as being a partisan of a political party. But what are the facts? Is the person experienced? What has the person accomplished?
Is there relevant context to the story that the news story is leaving out? This is a slipperier slope. Broadcast stories (TV, radio, even podcast) have time constraints, print mediums have deadlines, and web-based journalism tries to post first on a story when possible.
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THREAD: Lots of negative media speculation about #DACA after today's oral arguments at #SCOTUS but here are key things to keep in mind:
1/ There is NO #DACA decision today. We likely won't have a decision until spring, or as late as June. Until #SCOTUS decides, the program remains in effect.
2/ Oral argument at #SCOTUS is NOT necessarily a preview of individual justices' views or the final decision. Justices often play "devil's advocate." We should not be assuming that they will kill #DACA just because they made skeptical comments or asked tough questions.
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1.Hindutva politicians incite mobs to destroy a place of worship belonging to a minority community
2. Hindutva politicians win elections on the back of spreading hate towards same minority
3. Senior Judges rubber stamp the original actions of the Hindutva Mobs

#BabriMasjid
The worlds largest democracy has today exposed the dangerous faultlines with the whole concept of democracy. Thus, when dangerous demagogues exploit fear & prejudices of the majority voters, the lives and freedoms of minority communities are easily sacrificed
#BabriMasjid
As we have witnessed with Trump's America, Brexit Britain, France, Italy, Austria etc etc, once a mob is incited, the supposedly decent elements of the majority communities become powerless.
#BabriMasjid #Brexit #Trump
#MuslimBan #Prevent #hijab #schedule7 #citizenship #GE2019
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A thread: Article setting out experiences & frustrations of applicants waiting on #citizenship decisions arising from lack of clarity regarding overall process, noting #INIS manager ‘surprise’ that applicants ‘find it opaque’. This is hardly news... 1/10
In 2011 @immigrationIRL, in partnership with @NascIreland, published a study Living in Limbo, which highlighted many issues including lack of transparency in the citizenship process, especially arising from total Ministerial discretion re outcome & lack of appeal process. 2/10
Motivations for applying were many & varied but also included desire to obtain ‘security of status’ in absence of any alternative permanent residence status & difficulty in maintaining residence status in system that struggles to deal with cases clearly or efficiently. 3/10
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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
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Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”
theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j…
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“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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🚨‼️Orwellian Trump regime is literally redefining US citizenship! New definition of “Residence” denies #citizenship to children born to govt employees & military stationed abroad. Also denies citizenship to children BORN IN US if mothers don’t meet new residency rules.
🚨The Trump regime goes there, folks. #Immigration demagoguery isn't about "illegal" immigrants. It's about engineering a more white society. They're literally redefining #citizenship—even if US born. It's a racist and fundamentally unAmerican agenda. uscis.gov/sites/default/…
Gaslighting Ken Cuccinelli tells @DanaBashCNN he’s “offended” by use of word “targeting” in characterizing new USCIS #citizenship policy that denies automatic citizenship to kids born to US military stationed abroad. He claims it’s only a “paperwork change.” #immigration
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The Curious Case of Ilhan Omar & Her Family | Inside Report trumpagainstthemachine.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-cu…
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@JudicialWatch FILES HOUSE ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST REP. @IlhanMN @Ilhan OVER POTENTIAL #IMMIGRATIONFRAUD , MARRIAGE, TAX, AND STUDENT LOAN FRAUD
#CreepingSharia #DeepState #Elections2020 #IslaminAmerica #Jiahd #JihadOmar
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Today, I will try my hand at live tweeting insights from "A #Home of One's Own", a two-day #researchworkshop on socially & economically #marginalised women's experiences of and negotiations with #genderinequalities in #informalurbanhousing in India.
This workshop has been organised by #JadavpurUniversity (School of Women's Studies), #RabindraBharathiUniversity (Centre for Women's Studies) and #Parichiti, a women's organisation. All three are research partners on a #GCRF project funded by @GoldsmithsUoL.
Since Oct 2018, I have collaborated with Dr. Henrike Donner, who is leading it, to develop #researchcollaborations with #educational and #development organisations in India to implement a pilot study on #genderurbanhousing. This workshop marks the end of the first phase.
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President Trump issues Executive Order directing ALL departments and agencies to turn over ALL data and records in their possession to the Commerce Department that We The People may properly count ourselves vs illegal aliens yet residing.
2. The President of the United States appears to be pleased with our Attorney General, doesn't he?
3. Those who follow #QAnon knew there's "B2" Stealth bomb in store from AG B2. #Q
#ExecutiveOrder
#Census2020

“today’s Executive Order.. will ensure that we finally have an accurate understanding of how many citizens & noncitizens live in our country…
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So it is #perplexing to read #newsreports that @TheJusticeDept is searching for a #path to #inclusion of the #citizenship #question.

Why is this a #puzzle for you?
The @uscensusbureau must do the best it can to accurate #ascertain #both the #number of #persons and the #number of #citizens.
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@KamalaHarris has none of the necessary tools to preside over this nation. But #birtherism #challenges to her qualifications to be elected are #silly.
In the years preceding the 2016 election, because @tedcruz and I share many of the same views, I spent considerable time and energy evaluating the question of whether he could be, consistent with the Constitution, qualified to serve as President.
If you're wondering why that would even be in doubt, remember two things: I am a hide-bound constitutionalist; and, the Constitution provides the brief but precise requirements to be qualified to be president.
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I hope everyone is paying more attention to the health of our democracy in this administration. Today's 2 decisions from the #SupremeCourt have one thing in common: the fight to erase minority communities' political power will continue.
In Dept of Commerce v NY, #SCOTUS kept the #citizenship question on #Census2020 barred, for now.

In Rucho v. Common Cause, SCOTUS threw up its hands and said it couldn't decide partisan gerrymandering cases - allowing the devious process to continue.
The Sec of Commerce (who heads @uscensusbureau) thought it was worth the risk to not count immigrants fearful of responding to a #censuscitizenship question.

The Court, of course, didn't think much of any of his stated justifications, finding them "contrived" and pretextual.
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1/11 For a long time we didn't have the money to apply for #citizenship. Now we can manage, just barely, as long as we don't use a lawyer, so we started the process in earnest last June. I had friends fill out all the reference pages (two different friends for each of us).
2/11 We worked out when all of us had been out of the country&started to fill in the forms. Soon it became clear we had a better chance if we applied as a whole family. My EU husband applied for& received Settled Status, then took&passed the Life in the UK test, then
3/11 took&passed the spoken English test. Finally we were ready. Now we discover the passport checking service has been privatised. My husband hasn't been able to get in touch with them to find out how we can submit our applications without losing all four of our passports
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