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India and Pakistan: a continuing story

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  1. intuxikated
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    I dont think India will be able to hold on to secularism for much longer. A hindu nationalist party [BJP] won their 2nd term with a record majority last year. Now they passed an act Citizenship...

    India still is a secular republic as long as they can keep it.

    I dont think India will be able to hold on to secularism for much longer. A hindu nationalist party [BJP] won their 2nd term with a record majority last year. Now they passed an act Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) which discriminates against muslim refugees from the countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan.

    But that's not it, CAA is being linked to the NRC or the National Register of Citizens. While the NRC has not been tabled or passed yet, the Home Minister clearly said in Parliament that it is going to be done. While no documentation details of a nationwide NRC have been officially released, people fear they may not have or be able to provide documents if the requirements are stringent. India has hundreds of millions of poor and illiterate people, they will likely be the ones most affected if lots of documents are required.

    A state version of the NRC was done in the border state of Assam as there are many undocumented immigrants from Bangladesh in Assam. The result left 1.9 million people off the Citizenship Register, the registration required burdensome documentation including proof of residence of yourself and your ancestors before 1971, and it cost a lot of money.

    Wild protests have been going on all over India against the CAA and NRC. But I dont think this government is going to back away from passing the NRC, they already started to build detention centers to accomodate illegal immigrants. On top of it all, Im scared by the amount of support they are getting on social media.

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    Artrax
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    I'm pretty amazed to see, that a channel, that I had written off as another channel of the alt-right a couple of years ago, started to produce reasonably well researched videos and applies the...

    I'm pretty amazed to see, that a channel, that I had written off as another channel of the alt-right a couple of years ago, started to produce reasonably well researched videos and applies the same principles, upon which he criticized islam and SJWs, to the alt-right and other areas.

    I'm pretty glad I was wrong, although I think that being doxxed by other alt-right Youtubers kinda makes you reflect a bit more about who you want to appeal to.

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    1. Kuromantis
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      Yeah me too. Kraut original video popped up on my recommends under "spectators of PragerU watch this" and since the video was named 'Trump's biggest failure' I didn't have high expectations. It...

      Yeah me too. Kraut original video popped up on my recommends under "spectators of PragerU watch this" and since the video was named 'Trump's biggest failure' I didn't have high expectations. It was the most thorough analysis of China I have seen yet and a great video, despite the bad title. The videos he makes are now pretty good actually.

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