Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant is no stranger to controversy or contradiction. And she’s stirring the pot yet again. This time it’s on an issue that’s way out of her jurisdiction — India’s Citizenship Amendment Act. Sawant’s outcry of concern, and that of others, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), is not only misguided, but heartless.
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Vineet Goel, a Dublin, Ohio-based IT worker from Uttar Pradesh went door to door last month along with friends, dropping Indian government-published brochures on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act to educate people on why they should welcome the just-passed legislation.
Christmas is not over. According to the Church calendar, the Twelvetide of Christmas lasts until January 5th.During this season, we cannot forget the persecuted church in India. Let me tell you the story of how I came to realize how crucial it is to support this marginalized religious minority.
Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India to provide a path to Indian citizenship for persecuted minorities that fled Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who entered India on or before 31st December 2014. The CAA only applies to migrants from those three countries and it doesn’t apply to any Indian citizens.