In India, Prime Minister Modi’s recent policies promoting Hindu nationalism and excluding Muslims from citizenship rights have sparked protests, violence, and arrests across the country. With reference to the global issues we have studied in this course, analyze the causes of the recent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India. How do the amendment and related policies in India reflect broader global issues touched on in class (like colonization, decolonization, authoritarianism, citizenship, and or nationalism)?
Your paper should be 1000-1200 words or about 3-4 pages double-spaced. Use Times New Roman font in size 12. Please pay careful attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation. Remember that citations are required for both paraphrasing and direct quotes from either the text or lecture. Feel free to cite other books and articles as needed. Include a full list of works cited at the back (APA, MLA or other citation standard). Please submit your paper on Canvas by 5:00 pm on March 17th.
Why Indians are Protesting –
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/world/asia/india-protests-citizenship-muslims.html (Links to an external site.)
India’s Citizenship Protests –
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/world/asia/india-citizenship-protests.html (Links to an external site.)
Modi’s Policies –
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/world/asia/india-modi-hindus.html (Links to an external site.)
History of Sectarian Riots in India –
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-51641516 (Links to an external site.)
Citizenship Amendment Bill –
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-50670393 (Links to an external site.)
Police Violence –
https://www.npr.org/2020/01/25/798858125/our-democracy-is-in-danger-muslims-in-india-say-police-target-them-with-violence (Links to an external site.)