JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Notes

1. Although the original article was deleted, I have referenced other online sources for screenshots and quotes from the article.

2. The Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) was passed by the Indian government in December 2019. The act, using religion as a basis to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants who were fleeing persecution in their home countries, singled out Muslims as ineligible to claim refugee-status in India. The induction of the bill in parliament and its subsequent passing was met with country-wide and overseas protests that called for rescinding the Act that incorporated blatant discriminatory and anti-Muslim language. The protests, many that involved university students, dissented against the authoritarian rule of the Modi government and focused on the Hindu fundamentalism of the ruling party.

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