1. ADVERTISED AS NOT BEING AGAINST MUSLIMS
a. Technically the govt may say so. But it IS against Muslims. Here is why
. Are Muslims equal stake holders in India?
ii. If so, are their friends, relatives and co-believers as dear to India, as are those of Hindus?
iii. This Act clearly denies this
b. By excluding Rohingyas [one of globally worst persecuted minorities] it is already discriminating against Muslims, about which there is no hue and cry, anyway.
c. Where would the Muslim immigrants residing in India since before 2014 go? What about their future? Has the govt negotiated with countries for their deportation? Or planned for their rehabilitation? Are they going to be made second grade citizens? The govt is hoodwinking masses by being silent on this issue.
2. INTENT IS HUMILIATING MUSLIMS AND NOT ACCOMMODATING HINDUS
a. If CAA had covered ‘all minorities persecuted for their faith’
. It would have covered Hindus definitely
ii. It would have largely excluded Muslims anyway as they are not minorities in these countries
iii. But it may have accommodated isolated cases like perceived as non-Muslims.
b. The govt did not want to show even this token solidarity with oppressed Muslims
c. We would not be having Muslim migrants except perhaps from BD. And this would also have some connection to our role in BD’s separation from Pakistan
d. It is very unlikely that a large number of Muslims
3. GOVT SAYS: POLITICIANS ARE USING IT
a. Of course, this IS a political issue
b. It came from BJP’s manifesto
4. MUSLIMS ARE PROTESTING TOO MUCH, COMMUNALIZING THE ISSUE
a. It IS a communal piece of legislation as enacted by the govt.
b. The one who suffers more takes more medicines
c. The issue of the Muslim migrants seriously concerns Muslims. Their treatment has consequences for their collective future.