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India passed a law giving Bengali immigrants and refugees an easy path to citizenship.   Sound familiar, USA Democrats?

People who would suffer the consequences aren't exactly thrilled, and are letting their leaders know:  https://globalnews.ca/news/6297299/protests-india-muslim-citizenship-law/

Brings up a few things in my mind: 

1. India excluded Muslims from the same treatment.

2. Western media (except BBC) simply choose to ignore this, since only white people are allowed to be racist in the PC world.

3. Can we call these Bengalis "Dreamers"?

4. IF the Dems ever get back in power, will Americans react as violently if they give a free pass to one group, while continuing barriers to others?

5.  Does anyone in the LPC ever watch the news?

 

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3 hours ago, cannuck said:

India passed a law giving Bengali immigrants and refugees an easy path to citizenship.   Sound familiar, USA Democrats?

People who would suffer the consequences aren't exactly thrilled, and are letting their leaders know:  https://globalnews.ca/news/6297299/protests-india-muslim-citizenship-law/

Brings up a few things in my mind: 

1. India excluded Muslims from the same treatment.

2. Western media (except BBC) simply choose to ignore this, since only white people are allowed to be racist in the PC world.

3. Can we call these Bengalis "Dreamers"?

4. IF the Dems ever get back in power, will Americans react as violently if they give a free pass to one group, while continuing barriers to others?

5.  Does anyone in the LPC ever watch the news?

 

It isn't quite the same. Bengal is divided between India and Bangladesh. Most of those in the Indian section are Hindus. Most in the Bangladesh section or Muslims. The new law only applies to the Hindus living in the Bangladesh side. They are considered to be culturally indistinct from their brethren in the Indian part. Also, it's not like they can now kick back and bask in the wealth of India's glorious social welfare state.

Racism has nothing to do with it. The Muslim Bengalis are the same race as the Hindu Bengalis.

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India is going Pakistan, becoming a theocracy. The Indian northeast has been in a state of low-level revolt for decades and any significant inward migration from Bangladesh will result in chaos. Of course, the new law doesn’t cover Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka fleeing persecution by Buddhists, who have been in Tamil Nadu (where many of their ancestors came from) for nearly three decades now and, incredibly, are still living in refugee camps without citizenship.
 

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Siva*, who lives in the Pooluvapatti camp for Sri Lankan refugees in Coimbatore district came to India in the 1990s when his parents fled from war-torn Sri Lanka. “We have been living here as refugees for nearly 30 years. Even as recently as a few months ago, we had asked for citizenship and given an application to the Collector. But now it is clear that there is no citizenship for us. Our name doesn't figure in the Union government's Citizenship Amendment Act. So they have told us clearly,” he says.

Not just Siva, but as the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act was notified in the Indian Gazette late on Thursday, many Sri Lankan Tamil refugees like him who have made Tamil Nadu their home, fear that they would be deported from the country. The legislation was strongly contended by the Opposition in both Houses of Parliament for its exclusion of Muslims as well as Sri Lankan Tamils. However, the legislation, introduced by Union Home Minister Amit Shah passed in both houses with support from BJP lawmakers and allies like the AIADMK and JDU. The Act will allow persecuted minorities from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian faiths from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh to apply and avail Indian citizenship. 
 

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/citizenship-act-aftermath-sri-lankan-tamil-refugees-live-fear-deportation-114097

 

 

 

 

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